Yea yea yea Thanksgiving. The day all about pilgrims and Indians and how much food you can stuff in your body. Actually Thanksgiving is about wayyyy more than that.
Thanksgiving should be a day that we celebrate everyday. Everyday we should find things about our life that we are abundantly thankful for. I know that on some days it can be extremely difficult to do that, but even if it’s being thankful that you had bread to make toast with that morning, you always have to find things you’re thankful for.
How I always think about Thanksgiving is everyone in my family sitting in a circle going around the room saying what we’re all thankful for. None of us want to say something and we all look miserable. So this year why don’t we all just put what we are thankful for in our regular conversations and not make it so awkward.
The history of Thanksgiving started, of course, with the Pilgrims and Puritans. Thanksgiving actually started in England with the church’s “Days of Fasting” and “Days of Thanksgiving”. The Pilgrims and Puritans brought the traditions over with them to America. George Washington described the first American Thanksgivng as “a day of public thanksgiving and prayer to be observed by acknowledging with grateful hearts the many and signal favours of Almighty God”.
Hopefully this gave you a little bit on an insight of how I think we should look/celebrate Thanksgiving.