Giving thanks is universal and good.
My dad and grandmother are not with us in body but very much in spirit. I love them both and miss them very much.
Today in America its Thanksgiving and its a time of feasting, family, friends and hopefully fun. It’s a tradition that has spanned generations. People coming together to express what they are thankful for is the rule of the day.
Yes, this holiday is not without its baggage. Sure there are stories of mistreatment and anguish in recorded history. We cannot ignore those facts because it would not be respectful to those who have suffered.
However, we can remember the problematic stuff and forge a way forward that recognizes the best of what Thanksgiving can be. In the times in which we live its good to have something positive to say and to remember the good times in our lives.
For many, it’s hard to be thankful and that is where we can come in to help provide experiences that they can hold onto.
I believe this holiday is one of redemption and renewal for something good. Happy Thanksgiving to each of you, far and wide.