Canadian Thanksgiving- do you know the story?

Adele Konyndyk shares the story of Canadian Thanksgiving. Surprisingly, it’s a story of search, failure, and feast.

In her reflection on the history and the name (in both French and English), Konyndyk reminds all of us that the holiday isn’t called

Thanks­feeling or Thanksdoing or even Thanksbeing. It is Thanksgiving. To me that has a sound similar to many scriptural phrases of what we are to offer our Lord, including Hebrews’ “sacrifice of praise.”

Finally, she includes a link to a resource: One Thousand Gifts. On the site, there is even an opportunity for you to share your thanks.


This post includes an inspiring story and resource for thanksgiving and gratitude.