Thanksgiving Day is a national holiday celebrated on various dates in the United States, Canada, some of the Caribbean islands, and Liberia. It began as a day of giving thanks and sacrifice for the blessing of the harvest and of the preceding year. Similarly named festival holidays occur in Germany and Japan. Thanksgiving is celebrated on the second Monday of October in Canada and on the fourth Thursday of November in the United States, and around the same part of the year in other places. Although Thanksgiving has historical roots in religious and cultural traditions, it has long been celebrated as a secular holiday as well.
“We’re getting ready to sit down at the table and have Thanksgiving, and there’s people that are not with their families. There are people that are in dangerous areas, putting their lives on the line to keep our country free, and I think that’s something we should all celebrate every day.”
~ Guy Fieri is an American restaurateur, author, and an Emmy Award-winning television presenter.
This is Thanksgiving week! The week (and special day) where we all stop to give thanks and gratitude for what we have.
Along this line, a friend of mine posts gratitude messages on Facebook every day in November. I typically join in with her in posting my own thanksgiving messages.
Doing something as little as expressing thanks for what you have is one of the ways to live in the spirit of gratitude all year. Something that would be good for everyone everywhere!
I would like to share one final quote about Thanksgiving Day:
“Thanksgiving Day is a good day to recommit our energies to giving thanks and just giving.”
~Amy Grant is an American singer, songwriter, musician, author and media personality.