Psalm 118:24 “This is the day which the LORD hath made; we will rejoice and be glad in it.”

The theologian and writer William Arthur Ward reminds us of an important precept:

“Gratitude can transform common days into Thanksgiving, turn routine jobs into joy, and change ordinary opportunities into blessings.”

The fourth Thursday of November is designated as Thanksgiving Day. It is a wonderful day on the calendar to remind us of the importance of thankfulness and gratitude, primarily directed toward the Lord. Yet in reality, a true Christian spirit should prompt us toward thankfulness and gratitude on the other 364 days as well.

With a Lord that deserves our constant gratitude, every day should be Thanksgiving Day. Our routine should be filled with joy. We should feel blessed by the ordinary. As we wake on any given day, we should remind ourselves that “this is the day which the LORD hath made.” There are many reasons for which we should rejoice and be glad in it.


Have a blessed Thanksgiving Day, filled with thankfulness and gratitude directed toward the source of all our blessings. Do the same on the day to follow, and the days and the weeks after that. Do so every day, common or not.

Please see this previous post for President Lincoln’s 1863 Thanksgiving proclamation:
Please see this previous post for thoughts on the 1621 day of thanksgiving:

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