The pleasure we derive from the representation of the present is due not only to the beauty it can be clothed in but also to its essential quality of being the present.
Gratitude is the inward feeling of kindness received. Thankfulness is the natural impulse to express that feeling. Thanksgiving is the following of that impulse.
Be glad of life because it gives you the chance to love to work to play...
I have nothing against turkey. We eat turkey for Thanksgiving in my house.