Friday, November 27, 2009

Thanksgiving has come and gone but gratitude lives on!

Another Thanksgiving has come and gone and we all (hopefully we all) spent all day yesterday counting our blessings and giving thanks for all we have. But now it’s the day after Thanksgiving and there are no longer facebook status updates of people expressing what they are thankful for. The chances that we woke up today and thanked our loved ones for being in our lives are probably less than yesterday. It’s sad this is the case, and you may be thinking this isn’t your case, but for the majority it is. Why does it take a government declared holiday for us to realize how grateful we are for all we have? This is just another reason I started “Thankful Thursdays!” Don’t wait till next years Thanksgiving for you to give thanks… make an effort to give thanks everyday!! I hope you all had a fabulous Thanksgiving and thanks so much for your support! I leave you now with this quote… “There is no such thing as gratitude unexpressed. If it is unexpressed, it is plain, old-fashioned ingratitude”. ~Robert Brault

And lastly….a little Thanksgiving history lesson courtesy of Wikipedia…

Thanksgiving or Thanksgiving Day, presently celebrated on the fourth Thursday in November, has been an annual tradition in the United States since 1863. It did not become a federal holiday until 1941. Thanksgiving was historically a religious observation to give thanks to God, but is also celebrated as a secular holiday.[1]
The first Thanksgiving was celebrated to give thanks to God for helping the Pilgrims of Plymouth Colony survive the brutal winter.[2] The first Thanksgiving feast lasted three days providing enough food for 53 pilgrims and 90 Native Americans.[3] The feast consisted of fowl, venison, fish, lobster, clams, berries, fruit, pumpkin, and squash. However, the traditional Thanksgiving menu often features turkey, stuffing, sweet potatoes and pumpkin pie.




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