This Thanksgiving, Let’s Be Intentional About Gratitude: We Still Have Every Reason to Give Thanks


Posted: Nov 23, 2021 12:01 AM

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This year hasn’t been easy. As the pandemic has dragged on, Americans have continued to face adversity in almost every aspect of their lives. People continue to suffer from COVID-19; many of us have lost loved ones. And now our country is facing sky-high inflation and a supply chain disaster, both of which threaten to make the holidays more expensive and more frustrating than ever before. 

That all makes Thanksgiving a little bit more difficult than usual. Every year, Americans get together with family and friends to celebrate and give thanks. But do many of us really feel gratitude for the way things are going in our lives? How can we give thanks for the hardship we face?  

But here’s the thing: times of adversity like these are precisely when we need gratitude most. And they are exactly what gratitude is for.

America is no stranger to adversity. The fourth Thursday

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