Today in the US is a holiday called Thanksgiving. The 4th Thursday of the month of November.

It has been traditionally a harvest holiday and it is celebrated in several places.

In Canada it is celebrated on the 2nd Monday in October.

Although we Americans claim the holiday, there are historical references to the holiday being celebrated earlier in Canada.

It is also celebrated in a Gothic church in Leiden in the Netherlands on the morning of the day commemorated in America.  It is to acknowledge the hospitality the pilgrims received in Leiden on their way to the New World.

Grenada also has a holiday that is also known as Thanksgiving day that is celebrated on the 25th day of October.

Liberia also celebrates a Thanksgiving on the first Thursday in November.

I suggest we take this day to realize the things we are thankful for. I also think that we should take this day and bring a little of it in to each and everyday of our lives, 365 days a year.

If you have a roof over your head, be thankful.

If you have family you love, be thankful.

If you have any food to eat, be thankful.

If you have friends to love and cherish, be thankful.

If you have love in your heart, be thankful.

If you have family and friends that love you, be thankful.

If you are alive today, be thankful.

There are many stories of this Holiday and how it was celebrated, that are easy to find all over the web and in our schools.

There are also other stories that can be found that may be the true ones, no one really knows, because none of us were there.

I did enjoy reading this side of the story too.

I have a friend that told me one time that History is always written by the victors.

So, I am thankful for all of you! Thank you for reading this page in my world.

May you have food to eat, family and friends to love and that love you, may you have a place to sleep and rest your head, and may you be healthy and strong.

Blessings all over all of you!!

Gobble till you wobble and if there is no turkey, eat chicken!


2 Responses to “Thankfulness”

  1. November 25, 2010 at 6:22 pm

    And I am thankful for you!
    Happy Thanksgiving to all of you too!

  2. November 25, 2010 at 1:14 pm

    Well said Marie!
    I’m thankful for you(and Howard)!
    Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours.
    Love and Hugs,

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