Adore God and give Him thanks always because of the numerous and inestimable graces at your disposal! What an inexpressible happiness! Venerable Mother Alphonse Marie always thanked the Lord for help and everything she received.
Thanksgiving Day, the fourth Thursday of November, is the most celebrated holiday in the United States. It is celebrated as a day for giving thanks to God for all His blessings of the harvesting of the preceding year.
What is the root of this celebration? Prayers of thanks and special thanksgiving ceremonies are common among almost all religions and nations after the harvest. As we know, Thanksgiving in the United States has been celebrated nationally since 1789, after a proclamation by George Washington. It has been celebrated as a federal holiday every year since 1863, when, during the American Civil War, President Abraham Lincoln, proclaimed a national day of "Thanksgiving and Praise to our beneficent Father who dwells in the Heavens." Special blessings, coming from God, call for Days of Thanksgiving.