If I started counting this morning all the things for which I am thankful, I probably wouldn't be done even by the time my family (most of whom are in the Central Time Zone) finishes their Thanksgiving meals. So rather than bore you with all that, I'm going to provide you with a simple link to Art Buchwald's classic article, "Le Grande Thanksgiving."
American humorist Art Buchwald headed to Paris with a one-way ticket in 1948 and stayed there until the early 1960s. In 1952, he wrote an article explaining the Thanksgiving holiday to the French. It ran in the Washington Post every year until his death just a few years ago. He is said to have considered this to be his favorite column and that's saying a lot for a man as profilic as he was.
So today, wherever you are, American or not, turkey eater or not, take some time to read the article, have a few laughs, and say a little thanks for the blessings in your life.
"Le Grande Thanksgiving" by Art Buchwald