“I will give You thanks with all my heart” (Psalm 138:1).
For the psalmist, David, there was not a specific day circled on the calendar that anticipated the gathering of family so we might remember to give thanks before an overindulgent feast. Instead, thanksgiving was something that sprang forth from the core of his being; it was the heartbeat of his existence. Gratitude is a foundational perspective on life from which every other virtue emerges. Don’t want on the calendar to say, “Thanksgiving.” Say it from the heart.