Happy Thanksgiving, everyone! This is November 24th, which means there is still more than an month until Christmas. Retailers love it when Thanksgiving is this early on the calendar. A little piece of trivia: Thanksgiving Day was first declared a national holiday when Abraham Lincoln set aside the last Thursday in November for it. During the Franklin Roosevelt administration, it was changed to the fourth Thursday in November to prevent it from falling on the 29th or 30th (per requests from said retailers). Anyway, I hope you all have had a wonderful and prosperous 2016 so far. I'm thankful for a lot of things, including my health, my job, my girlfriend Janet, this great country we live in, and my current vacation to New York City to see the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade, not necessarily in that order. I hope each of you will take some time today to think of some things you are thankful for. Make a list if you can. And while you are at it, open your Bible and read one or more of the following passages to put you in the proper spirit of thanksgiving: 2 Corinthians 9:6-15; Psalm 95:2-3; 1 Timothy 4:4-5; 1 Chronicles 16:34; Psalm 7:17; Psalm 100:4; Psalm 106:1; Colossians 3:17; 1 Thessalonians 5:18. It will only take a few minutes of your time to read them. After you read these verses, ponder them for the remainder of the day, even while you are eating turkey and watching football. These verses will help you realize that every day should be lived in the spirit of thanksgiving.