The disciples recognized Jesus in the breaking of the bread. Jesus always gave thanks and our meals today also should be a time of Thanksgiving. We do not need to wait for one day! Still, it is nice to know that we have a national holiday to give thanks.
I like to propose this simple practice to prepare for Thanksgiving:
Each night, around the dinner table, let each one share one thing they are grateful for from that day. Families who do this often find it a wonderful way to communicate. Remember, when we are grateful, we are joyful!