Ask just about anyone (who isn't a Cubs fan) and they will tell you that 2016 has been a pretty sucky year.
So we might have to look for things to be thankful for that are not subject to current events, or the circumstances of ourselves or other people.
1. Salvation. True, we are in a long story, and this appears to be the tense part movies have before the climax. But salvation is coming for those who want to live a better way. Rejoice, and be thankful.
2. Creation. Sure, our world is not as pristine as it once was (even in living memory), but this place has so many beautiful and wonderful things. And is just a taste of what is to come.
So a truly Happy Thanksgiving!