The two most simplest words in the English language to express gratitude and thankfulness for doing something.
This Thursday, many people will be sitting at a table. Giving THANKS.
Now giving the political climate which has been the past year, with all the bloodshed, unfriending, and everything else that comes with it. We will gather at the table (and will be doing it AGAIN ON CHRISTMAS) to give THANKS.
Most of us can give thanks for our health, wealth, and happiness. While others look for the little things. A roof over their head, food on their table (and in their bellies), maybe they could give thanks for a child who was with them, or a pet who was supportive to them through thick and thin.
Some of us can be thankful that we have our loved ones who can celebrate with us, or having a family who is home from a tour fighting a battle overseas, or in your own backyard (camo to blue), we all have something to be thankful for.
A "thank you" can even be a well deserved award or metal for doing a hard job at what you do. Its a small token of gratitude. Or even a card which says "Thank You".
You can also be religious and / or spiritual and be thankful for living another day, waking up in the morning, being able to continue what is more important to you and how you do it.