A youth pointed it out. We were on the Worthington Presbyterian Church retreat at Kirkmont Center. He asked, "Do you see that?" And we both marveled at that tree--the beauty right there before us--and we gave thanks. I had almost walked by it without noticing!
On Thanksgiving we are called to notice--to look around and take note of all of the blessings around us. C.S. Lewis observed that grateful people are emotionally and spiritually healthy people. "Praise," he said, "almost seems to be inner health made audible."
Meister Eckhart, a 14th century German theologian and mystic, wrote "If the only prayer you pray in your life is thank you, that would suffice." It's that important! It's that much of a blessing for us to let each day be a "Thanksgiving Day."