What is the Meaning of Thanksgiving

Posted by Grace under Life Hacks on September 19, 2015

Can you tell me what is the meaning of thanksgiving? A reader of InvestmentTotal.com asked a question last night via email. James W. from San Diego California said he is a Christian, he believes in Christ the savior. He also believe the benefits of being thankful. In his email message, he includes giving and receiving;

Hi Grace, I read some of your post about law of attraction, if you don’t mind, can you give me your own opinion why should we always become thankful? What is the meaning of thanksgiving to you? Thank you. – James W


I received the email on September 19, 2015.

Meaning of Thanksgiving According to Dictionary

thanks-giving n. the act of expressing thanks, esp. to God.

Thanksgiving Day: …for recalling the goodness of God in blessing the Pilgrims with their first good harvest (1621) and, by association, for thanking God for all his bounty.

Reference: The New Lexicon Webster’s Encyclopedic Dictionary of the English Language

Thanksgiving Day Schedule in USA and Canada

It may sound akward if I will just talk about the “thanksgiving day”. In USA, thanksgiving day was held on the fourth Thursday of November while in Canada, Canadian celebrates it second Monday on October.

Americans and Canadians are celebrating thanksgiving day every year. Maybe you asked, what are the things they should become thankful for?

I already answered that question in my previous post. And i think the things I am very thankful for are also the same as Americans and Canadians are very thankful for. Those things include prosperity, good health and good relationship.

What is the Meaning of Thanksgiving

So, what is the meaning of thanksgiving anyway? It is the way you want to express your gratitude to Almighty God, because without His guidance and help, you can never get or achieve anything in life.

There are religious thanksgiving ideas you can do to show and express your gratitude to the creator. First, go to your church, pray and give thanks. Second, offer something especial for Him, let’s say you offer money to your church congregation.

Other Americans and Canadians celebrate thanksgiving day after the church worship services. The family members exchange gifts, they prepared thanksgiving presents and they let everyone to speak and say their own “thank you messages” to their parents, children and even with their maids.

What about you? How do you usually express your gratitude to God? How do you usually celebrate the thanksgiving day? Let me know it using the comment box below. Share this with your friends!

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