by Patricia Muhammad
Thanksgiving is a national holiday set aside for family and friends to gather together to offer thanks and share blessings received throughout the year. Thanksgiving dinner is a traditional expression of gratitude and is symbolic of abundance. Recently, at a community dinner at Lansing’s Trinity Lutheran Church, participants shared with The Lansing Journal their personal thoughts, ideas, and family memories related to Thanksgiving. We published a few in our November print issue, and now we’re publishing all of them online as a “Thanksgiving thoughts” series.
Barbara Lessner (Lansing, Illinois)
“My idea of Thanksgiving is to remember Who is giving us all of these blessings. We gather together with friends—whether it’s 1 friend, 20 friends or 50 friends—and talk about the blessings that God has given us and praise Him.”
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