The Pilgrims made seven times more graves than huts.  No Americans have been more impoverished than these who, nevertheless, set aside a day of thanksgiving.” (H.U. Westermayer)

We have precious little idea what it really means to suffer.  As Americans, we are blessed by God beyond measure.  Our forbears – and many of our brothers and sisters in Christ in other lands – know much more of suffering than we can imagine, yet they find reason to thank God.  Let’s take counsel from them.  Let’s find reasons to give thanks.  A grateful people is a contented people, and we have MUCH for which we can be thankful.