I think this poem by Aileen Fisher says it best…
~ All In A Word ~
turkey, talk, and tangy weather.
for harvest stored away,
home, and hearth, and holiday.
for autumn’s frosty art,
and abundance in the heart.
for neighbors, and November,
nice things, new things to remember.
for kitchen, kettles’ croon,
kith and kin expected soon.
for sizzles, sights, and sounds,
and something special that abounds.
That spells THANKS — for joy in living and a jolly good Thanksgiving.