From Wiki-"Thanksgiving Day is a harvest festival celebrated primarily in the United States and Canada. Traditionally, it has been a time to give thanks for a bountiful harvest. While it may have been religious in origin, Thanksgiving is now primarily identified as a secular holiday. It is sometimes casually referred to as Turkey Day."
Thanksgiving used to be about receiving a bountiful harvest grown from the earth. But any more, I believe it should be about receiving a bountiful harvest from the heart, from the soul, and from the spirit of our loved ones.
This thanksgiving, I'm thankful for the challenges set before me, as those that I overcome make me a stronger person. I'm thankful for my friends and family who are there with me and for me every step of the way, no matter how near or for they are. I'm thankful for those who I don't know who would sacrifice their time and for some, ultimately, their lives to protect my life and my freedoms. I'm thankful for a multitude of things that are very personal to me.
Though today we feast to be thankful for our harvest, we should really give thanks everyday to whatever deity you believe in or to the people we love in some small way. Be grateful that you're alive today, no matter how hard it may be to say that you are. Be thankful that you've got the chance to experience what you do everyday.
While you're snacking on left over turkey this year, continue to give thanks. Don't let it end after grace is said or the turkey is carved. You've got a lot to be thankful for. I don't think one day a year covers it at all.