For me, it starts with Jesus. Some times we just don't feel thankful. Things have gone terribly wrong in our lives and we just can't think of anything to be thankful for. That's when your eyes should go to the blood of Christ and all it has done for us.
If you've accepted Christ as your savior, it's because you've realized what that blood has done for you. It is something that nothing can take the place of. It covers and forgives wrongs, it gives fresh starts, it repairs what is damaged, it reconciles that which has separated, it loves, it protects, it provides a safe trip to eternity.
If you haven't accepted Christ as your savior, the blood provides you the opportunity to do so, at your freewill and choice. Without pressure, without condemnation, without force you can make the choice to have freedom, life and forgiveness.
I'm thankful. Even when I don't feel like it.
I'm thankful for you.
Here is to you and your family. For all that today provides, even if it is simply hope for something more.
You are amazing. Even when you don't feel like it.