One of the reasons that I enjoy Thanksgiving so much is the lack of gift giving. Don't get me wrong, I love giving and receiving gifts. It just is so peaceful not to worry about what to give someone: no stress to find the perfect gift. We gather to eat a delicious meal and spend time enjoying one another's company.
Gracious Lord, thank you for family and friends. Thank you that we can be together and celebrate our many blessings. Amen.