How Do You Prepare to Give Thanks?

Tomorrow is Thanksgiving, which means you are in full-blown preparation mode as you get ready for an influx of guests or pack to hurry out of town. But how do you prepare to give thanks? After all, that can be extremely difficult when you’ve just received a diagnosis of cancer, 200,000 children in Arkansas go to bed hungry every night, you’re struggling to find money to make your house payment, the world is constantly embroiled in violence or someone close has betrayed you. You get ready to give thanks by taking the time to get in touch with all the things for which you can give thanks – because they’re all around you. It may be hard, painful and even the very last thing you feel like doing today. But, then, maybe that’s exactly why you need to do it.