Thanksgiving is manifested in three ways. By your Word, which reflect your being. The reason why storms come, the devil wants you to change your language. You have liberty to direct your life the way you want and God responds to what he hears. Secondly, by your Conduct, behavior - how you respond to situations. Lastly by your Action, when you are grateful you want to do something in return. Gratefulness is an initiative from the heart. Our ungratefulness is blocking us from receiving greater things.