THANKFUL!

THANKFUL!
THANK FULL!
THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU…

GRATEFUL!
GREAT FULL!
GRATEFUL GRATEFUL GRATEFUL GRATEFUL GRATEFUL…

I LOVE this Holiday!
I know!
I know!
It Celebrates undocumented immigrants coming to America!
Quite Controversial, nowadays!
And there are concerns about what the European Settlers did to the Wampanoag Native Americans after they arrived…
America has some sordid history.
In fact, historians more recently suggest that the GivingThanks Day Meal is a footnote in history — a very small mention in a Journal of the time.
But Giving Thanks is a Big Concept!
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Giving Thanks Day

IMG_5809One of the things of which I am Proudest
Is to live in a Nation in which we set aside a Holiday for the sole purpose of
Giving Thanks.

Some say I am naïve,
And the true purpose is FootBall,
the sale of Cranberries,
and the Inventory Clearance Shopping Day — now Week — known as “Black Friday.”
And perhaps those elements have protected and buoyed this Holiday Up
Into the Five Day Weekend that it is for So Many of us
With the Travel Home
And the Celebratory Feast.
Others voice Great Political Objection to an Occasion that marks the obliteration of an Indigenous Culture by White Europeans.

Well, all of these issues may be worthy of discussion.
but that is not the Holiday I choose to Celebrate.

And I do not expect for one minute that any of those things account
for this being the greatest Travel weekend of the year.
There is some Larger Spiritual Aspect at work.

Gratitude.
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