From Wikipedia: Thanksgiving or Thanksgiving Day, is a holiday celebrated in the United States on the fourth Thursday in November. It has officially been an annual tradition since 1863, when during the Civil War, President Abraham Lincoln proclaimed a national day of thanksgiving to be celebrated on Thursday, November 26. As a federal and popular holiday in the U.S., Thanksgiving is one of the major holidays of the year. Together with Christmas and the New Year, Thanksgiving is a part of the broader holiday season.
Thanksgiving has a very interesting history; the events before and after that first Thanksgiving feast helped shape this nation into what it is today. This time around, now that a brief discussion of some of the holiday’s technicalities are out of the way, I’ll simply say THANKS.
Many believe that there isn’t much to be grateful for; with high unemployment rates, alarmingly high foreclosure rates, diminishing benefits offered by employers and attacks on social safety nets it is easy to feel that there is nothing but dismay on the horizon.
Today I’d like to engage in constructive delusion and imagine that things are wonderful all over. I’m taking a reality break and I am pulling myself away from thinking about gloom and dismay. Instead, I’m focusing on all that I have; I have much to be grateful for. To those among us who believe that there isn’t much for which they can be thankful, I sincerely hope that things change for the better.
Cheers and peaceful reflection to you all!
If a fellow isn’t thankful for what he’s got, he isn’t likely to be thankful for what he’s going to get. ~Frank A. Clark