Thanksgiving Day was set by President Franklin D. Roosevelt in 1939. It was approved by Congress in 1941 as the fourth Thursday in November.
Since then we have been celebrating it as a day out of the year set aside to give thanks to God.
After the tragedies that happened in this country since Sept. 11, we may find it hard or impossible to be thankful this holiday season.
We may have even gone through some personal tragedies in our life so that we may find it impossible to have a thankful heart or attitude toward God. Our hearts may be hardened or cold toward God because of our own problems that we may be facing.