Tomorrow marks Thanksgiving in the United States, a tradition started by peoples of two very diverse cultures sitting and peacefully sharing a meal.
Today, the meaning and emphasis placed on the holiday varies as much as the diverse groups who acknowledge this day. For some, it is simply an extra day off work or a day to begin, or finish, holiday shopping. For others, it’s about family, overeating, and falling asleep in front of the TV, with either a parade or football on the screen.
Many though, choose to remember that this day was originally envisioned as a time to give thanks for the blessings of enough food, a safe home, freedom from religious persecution, and good neighbors.
Family, food, and time together. Photo by fauxels on Pexels.com
Thanksgiving is also a time to remember there are those out there who do not share the blessings our ancestors celebrated- enough food to eat, and a safe and warm home. Please consider sharing what you can with your local foodbank, the Salavation Army, or another local charity.
Above all, have a safe, and happy Thanksgiving!