Thanksgiving is an important day to recognize and appreciate your life's blessings, Rabbi Shmuley says. He talks about the importance of giving thanks and sharing that message of gratitude with your children."Many of us teach our kids about thankfulness through guilt. Let's stop that," he says. "Rather, let's inspire our kids and help them realize that what we have in this country is precious. Help them establish values and morals."
Rabbi Shmuley offers his advice on what Americans should be happy for:
"The ability to experience gratitude is one of the most human emotions. It shows that you can be touched by someone else's kindness, that you can be appreciative of your most important blessings. The opposite is to feel insatiable—that what you have is never enough. It is therefore incumbent upon parents to teach children to give thanks, be more caring and more loving."