In the United States Thanksgiving will be celebrated this week. I am wondering how many people realize that giving thanks for the harvest occurred before the Pilgrims and was celebrated by Native Americans as well as by Spaniards in the New World? As a child growing up in Florida, we were taught this early on.
It is a holiday I have mixed emotions about. There are so many starving people in the world and the thought of stuffing myself really turns me off. On the other hand, it is a family tradition that family loves to celebrate.
If you can, consider donating to a food bank or shelter. This year the need is great than ever. And, please, find it in your heart to be kinder and less volatile towards those in need. I recently heard some hate speech that sickened me. (Not everyone has boots straps that they can pull themselves up with.) Count yourself fortunate and wish good fortune to others. Find some empathy and kindness in your heart if you possibly can...however you celebrate the day.
Best wishes for a happy holiday weekend. I am thankful every day...I hope you are, too!
enjoy the day.