Thursday, November 25, 2010

Thankfulness

Today in the US is a holiday called Thanksgiving. The 4th Thursday of the month of November.
It has been traditionally a harvest holiday and it is celebrated in several places.
In Canada it is celebrated on the 2nd Monday in October.
Although we Americans claim the holiday, there are historical references to the holiday being celebrated earlier in Canada.
It is also celebrated in a Gothic church in Leiden in the Netherlands on the morning of the day commemorated in America.  It is to acknowledge the hospitality the pilgrims received in Leiden on their way to the New World.
Grenada also has a holiday that is also known as Thanksgiving day that is celebrated on the 25th day of October.
Liberia also celebrates a Thanksgiving on the first Thursday in November.

I suggest we take this day to realize the things we are thankful for. I also think that we should take this day and bring a little of it in to each and everyday of our lives, 365 days a year.

If you have a roof over your head, be thankful.
If you have family you love, be thankful.
If you have any food to eat, be thankful.
If you have friends to love and cherish, be thankful.
If you have love in your heart, be thankful.
If you have family and friends that love you, be thankful.
If you are alive today, be thankful.

There are many stories of this Holiday and how it was celebrated, that are easy to find all over the web and in our schools.
There are also other stories that can be found that may be the true ones, no one really knows, because none of us were there.
I did enjoy reading this side of the story too.
I have a friend that told me one time that History is always written by the victors.

So, I am thankful for all of you! Thank you for reading this page in my world.
May you have food to eat, family and friends to love and that love you, may you have a place to sleep and rest your head, and may you be healthy and strong.
Blessings all over all of you!!
Gobble till you wobble and if there is no turkey, eat chicken!

13 comments:

  1. Happy Thanksgiving from your friends in Virginia!

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  2. this is quickly and officially my favorite chicken of all time.

    you and many here are among my most cherished blessings. thank you marie today and always

    love
    kj

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  3. Feliz Dia de Accion de Gracias.
    Me ha encantado leer tu post y estoy de acuerdo contigo.
    besitos ascension

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  4. I read many years ago about the myths of Thanksgiving I also know that history is usually HIS Story and we need to find out what HER story is too which is probably closer to the truth. Where are the womens stories? As always take everything with a grain of salt and think for yourself and be thankful thankful thankful!!!

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  5. I have so much to be thankful for Marie......my friends I have met through the blogs are at the top of the list!!!
    I had the most wonderful experience of seeing a wild female turkey hot foot through my yard yesterday! It was amazing as they are elusive. I stood there yelling GO GIRL GO!!!
    Love your turkey~~~have a wonderful day Marie!

    XXOO~~♥
    Anne

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  6. I love the comments and the turkey too! Happy Thanksgiving. I am thankful for clay, I've been doing lots today!

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  7. Wise words Marie - Happy Thanksgiving :)

    I just followed the link, interesting reading indeed.

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  8. You know, Marie -- I did just that. I ate chicken today. :)

    Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family!

    Hugs,
    Birgit

    PS: I am grateful for the constant creative inspiration you are to us all!

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  9. Hope you and your family enjoyed a wonderful day! I am grateful for you, as well, dear friend! xoxo Theresa

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  10. Thanks for stopping by Marie and hope you had a great turkey day!

    Chris >:-)

    XOXO

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  11. aha! so that's what thanksgiving is all about :-)
    I didn't know they also celebrate in the gothic church in Leiden?!
    I've been there with my mother this summer! You saw the pictures.
    I'ts a real big and wonderful cathedral.
    If the turkey is gone,i wont eat chicken cause i'm a vegetarian :-)
    xoxo Donna

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