This may seem ridiculous, but it could become a reality within the near future. Those of us who have a more than a few decades under our belt will remember that in our youth, Christmas decorations and ads didn't begin until AFTER THANKSGIVING!!! Ask yourself: When did I see the first inklings of that holiday THIS YEAR??? People forget that the pilgrims had a party to celebrate their thanks to God for his blessings. With that in mind, this passage seemed very appropriate...
1 Timothy, Chapter 2
1 I exhort therefore, first of all, that petitions, prayers, intercessions, and givings of thanks, be made for all men: 2 for kings and all who are in high places; that we may lead a tranquil and quiet life in all godliness and reverence. 3 For this is good and acceptable in the sight of God our Savior; 4 who desires all people to be saved and come to full knowledge of the truth.
We should be grateful for what God has given us and this is done by prayer and how we live. Forget the commercials, the secular emphasis and the world in general. Today, focus on your relationship with God and how HE HAS BLESSED YOU!!! Be humble and mindful of those around you that are less fortunate, but most of all, REMEMBER GOD!!!