However, every year there are more and more reports of violence
Here are the questions to be answered by each of us. Are we getting so materialistic that we are willing to leave our family celebration to shop? Are we then willing to have physical fights for an inanimate object? Yes it will bring joy to someone on your list. But how much joy will it bring if you aren't there to hand it to them? Will it bring your loved one comfort if you've sacrificed your life or health for it?
America is the only nation that celebrates Thanksgiving. We are also the most blessed nation in the world. Can't we take this one day to say thanks for the gifts we have received? If we continue to be ungrateful, we shouldn't expect God to continue with the blessings.