Gratitude is more than an emotion we feel or a response we express with regards to our possessions.  Rather, thanksgiving is a deep-seated sense of knowing that God alone gives us all that we need for life, and the ability to enjoy what He provides for us.  When we know Him personally in this way, being thankful will be a continual expression through our life rather than just a momentary response on a special day. (PMC)   Consider:  “Oh give thanks to the Lord, for He is good, and His steadfast love endures forever” (Psalm 118:1); “For from Him and through Him and to Him are all things.  To Him be the glory forever. Amen!” (Romans 11:36).

This thought was written by Paul M. Curtas, General Director of FCAP.