The word gratitude is synonymous with Thanksgiving. I associate the word with other people where as I think of Thanksgiving as focusing more on God and His blessings. It was a great exercise for me to sit one day and make a list of what my parents sowed into my life. Then I thought of others who have been very significant and from whom I have learned and been blessed. I read a book ( I don’t remember the name) where a man determined to write a thank you note every day of the year to someone who had influenced him or impacted his life. While I am not going that far, I thought it was a great idea. He reported how it changed his attitude and caused him to be more positive in his outlook.