Thanksgiving makes you whole by helping you notice things that you overlooked before. You will see evidences of God’s blessing and love that were always present, but somehow you just rushed by them. You will begin to see your family in a different light, not in terms of the trouble they cause you, but in terms of the joy they bring you. Nature becomes a resplendent and enduring testimony to God’s beauty and intricacy. You become “aware,” in the deepest spiritual meaning of the word.
From: Terry Ellis, “Made Whole Through Thanksgiving,” http://gracewavestoday.com/?p=1523
“Was no one found to return and give praise to God except this foreigner?” And He said to him, “Rise and go your way. Your faith has made you whole.” Luke 17:18-19