Many of us gather at Thanksgiving and speak about what we are thankful for. But perhaps we are not quite as articulate about why we give thanks. This year, for every “I’m thankful for my family/job/home/blessings” offered, find specific things to praise about. For example, express thanks for a loved one’s quiet strength or bubbling sense of humor. Be grateful for the warmth of an age-weathered home. Sing loudly about the resilience of a church family that supports those in need.