The song is from her Christmas album, "Come Darkness, Come Light: Twelve Songs of Christmas," released in 2008.
Carpenter's words paint a picture of people sitting at the dinner table, giving thanks for the simple blessings that make for a fulfilling and satisfying life.
It's one of the busiest times of the year, in terms of travel, when people travel near and far to express their gratitude.
The opening verse:
She expresses thanks for shelter, light through the windows and being able to "come in away from the sorrow."
And then she writes:
|Mary Chapin Carpenter|
Needless to say, many people in the United States do not have the means to celebrate the holiday. Here are some facts about hunger in the U.S. to help put a few blessings in perspective.
The History Channel has a videos about the Thanksgiving.
I've also included an editorial from the Delaware County Daily Times -- We Share Many Blessings This Holiday Week.
"Thanksgiving Song" lyrics
And click here for some Thanksgiving quotes to consider throughout the year.