Happy Thanksgiving! Even in the hardest of times, there’s a lot to be thankful for! H. U. Westermayer pointed out, “The Pilgrims made seven times more graves than huts. No Americans have been more impoverished than these who, nevertheless, set aside a day of thanksgiving.” He makes a powerful point: if anyone had reason to be bitter rather than full of gratitude, it was the pilgrims. Yet, despite the great losses they suffered, they set aside a time to thank God.
The pilgrims found a lot to be thankful for. In his Thanksgiving proclamation, governor William Bradford listed several of them: “Inasmuch as the great Father has given us this year an abundant harvest of Indian corn, wheat, peas, beans, squashes, and garden vegetables, and has made the forests to abound with game and the sea with fish and clams, and inasmuch as he has protected us from the ravages of the savages, has spared us from pestilence and disease, has granted us freedom to worship God according to the dictates of our own conscience.” We enjoy many of these same blessings today and, like the pilgrims, we have a whole lot for which we can give thanks.
There are plenty of ways to express thankfulness, not the least of which is through a piece of jewelry. For example, a gift of personalized jewelry, such as the Genuine Personalized Birthstone Circle Pendant, 14K White Gold, is an excellent way to show someone you’re thankful for that they’re a blessing to you.
Or, if you’d like to express your gratitude to God for the many blessings He has bestowed on you, consider a Christian pendant such as the Cross and Heart Diamond Pendant in 14K White Gold. This glittering heart in cross design instantly communicates your thankfulness for Christ’s ultimate gift of love.
No matter how you say it, a thankful heart is always in style!