Why is Thanksgiving so important to you?
Is it because of the food, friends or family?
It is truly a day the family reunites after months of time, similar to tribes meeting together during a sacred rite once a year.
It's about giving thanks and sharing a wonderfully delicious meal with your family and dear friends. It's also about taking a break from the hustle and bustle of every day life to reflect and appreciate your life.
'My mom's stuffing' . . . I don't mean that for me Thanksgiving is all about me eating my mom's stuffing - I mean that around Thanksgiving you always hear people talk about 'my mom's stuffing'; when someone talks about how good their mother's stuffing (or dressing) is, like Thanksgiving itself their comment appears to be about food (stuffing), it's asserted to be about being thankful (it's so good), but it's really about relationships (mom).
In remembering to be and actually being more deliberate about our thankfulness at Thanksgiving, we are in fact celebrating what we're thankful for - loved ones . . . those we love and who love us.
. . . and stuffing - MY mom's stuffing.
This is the day, that we come together, family, friends, neighbors, those we just met, the ones away from home, friends of friends, and even potentional enemies, meet together, and say, this is a day that we have been given.......
someone knows someone who is alone.....on this holiday, during this celebration of bounty.....
BOUNTY.....................no pressure of gift giving, of sweet-heart celebration, no demand to honor a questional parent, no date of memory, conquest, victory to remember.....
Just come, eat, and be thankful
Be thankful for privelages
For beating the odds
For withstanding the taste of defeat
Just come to my table, sit in my living room, walk about my yard, my garden..........
Just come and reflect on the goodness that once came, on the losses you have faced, on what you look forward too.........
Just come, eat, partake, laugh, cry, remember, envision...........this is a day that all dreams and disappointments, hopes and loss can meet together, with no obligation to religion, faith or gift giving customs.........
Just come, you, and feast and enjoy some human company.
by Peeples2 years ago
Why do YOU celebrate Thanksgiving?Seems like a pointless day. Have holidays just become about food and gathering? If so aren't those things we should and can be doing year round?
by starme777 years ago
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by Jack Lee14 months ago
Just want to wish all a very happy Thanksgiving this holiday season. Let't not forget the reason for this American Holiday. We thank the Creator for our many blessings!
by Sarra Garrett5 years ago
With today being Thanksgiving and when everyone sits down around the dinner table, what are you going to be truely thankful for today?
by Faith Reaper3 years ago
Do you and your family travel during the Thanksgiving holiday weekend or do all come to your homeIs it a tradition for you and your family to travel during the Thanksgiving holiday weekend or do all come to your home...
by Abecedarian7 years ago
With Thanksgiving just around the corner, what are you thankful for?We have been so negative for the last couple of years, just about everything. So I got to wondering if there is anything in my life that I'm greatful...
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