At its core, Thanksgiving is about being thankful. It’s also just as much about giving because you’re thankful. In other words, the truly thankful heart responds not by merely spending on oneself but by expending oneself; by giving out of the abundance that one has received. It’s in the counting of our blessings that a desire to be a blessing is birthed and nourished. This is why a life that is lived in constant thanksgiving leaves a lasting impact on all those that it touches. Like a garden seed spreader, a life full of thanks dispenses seeds of blessing everywhere it treads.