I am thankful for Thanksgiving because as a Christian I am commanded to be thankful. However, most of the time I am not thankful enough, especially about the common graces I experience everyday or the many blessings that "seem" normal (at least in America). On Thanksgiving I'm giving the opportunity to think about what I'm thankful for and I take the time to slow down and actually do that. So I am thankful for Thanksgiving because it causes me to take time to be obedient to God. Happy Thanksgiving.