Thanksgiving is more than a big meal and a football game. Especially on Thanksgiving Day, we all count our blessings. But as much as possessions and feelings, gratitude is itself a gift. Three essays on grace, thankfulness and joy help you remember the things in life worth appreciating, set the mood for the day and help you reflect on the real meaning of the holiday. Plus a collection of prayers and toasts give you words to say at the table. These essays first appeared in The Dallas Morning News on Thanksgivings through the years.