Happy Thanksgiving to you!
I am so grateful for my family and for all of you:):)
Thanksgiving is truly a special day. It was first celebrated in 1621 when the Pilgrims and the Wampanoag Indians shared a fall harvest. In 1863 President Abraham Lincoln proclaimed a national day of thanksgiving to be held each year in November. In the United States, Thanksgiving is held on the fourth Thursday in November. Canada, too, has a national day of thanksgiving and that day occurs on the second Monday in October.
The holiday of Thanksgiving also has a broader significance. Thanksgiving is a call to action. It is important for us to remember that the word thanksgiving is composed o two words: thanks and giving. Through the Holiday of Thanksgiving we are reminded to give thanks and to share and give. The Holiday reminds us to share our economic and material wealth, and to share also our time and talents with other people who could use our help. In terms of thought and deed, the Holiday of Thanksgiving gives us an enriched perspective on the abundance in our lives.
Thoughts from Edward Gibbons
I am blessed to know so many of you!
Thank you for stopping by!