Thanksgiving is a wonderful time to practice gratitude to God. Take the time to thank God for everything: review your life with gratitude for absolutely everything that has happened and been given to you. Also, be thankful for that which has been taken away from you, as an expression of Divine Love meant to free you from ego consciousness. —Nayaswami Jyotish

Enter into this holy period by opening your heart to God and giving thanks to what He has given you, and for everything you have received. Be grateful for everything that comes to you. Everything is a blessing from the Divine for your spiritual evolution. If we can be thankful for what comes to us, then we open ourselves so that the evolutionary process can proceed 1) much more quickly and 2) without much internal resistance, pain, or suffering. —Nayaswami Jyotish

Take a moment to think of all the abundance in your life: the people you know, the people that love you, the people that you have loved, the opportunities you have had, the abundance with which you are surrounded. But most importantly, the greatest thing is the presence of God and Guru in your life, because with that we can experience absolute contentment, satisfaction, fulfillment, and joy despite outer circumstances. Look to the Giver behind all gifts, the source from which they all came: God’s love. —Nayaswami Devi