Sometimes i wonder how our stomachs sabotage our brains into forgetting that Thanksgiving is first and foremost a day of giving thanks for what we have. But who are we giving thanks to? Our families and friends? Sure. But who can we thank for them? Ultimately nothing is owed to us; everything is God’s gift to us especially life itself. And so, we as a Nation formally give thanks to God. All the delicious food today unites us in giving thanks to God. That is the idea behind this day.