One of the ways to make today different from yesterday is to praise your way to victory. There is a worship element here.
Thanksgiving is a form of worship. If we start praising God for what He has done, instead of meditating on what He has not done, things will change dramatically.
God is doing things for us ALL THE TIME. We have so many things to be thankful for!
Yet it is really easy for us to just simply keep our focus on the negative things.
We need to put our faith in God, knowing that He can and will work it out for good. Furthermore, He said in Isaiah 61 that He will give us double blessing for our former trouble.