Thanksgiving is happening today in America and as people gather as family and friends may their celebrations be ones of love and peace. For some, this is a time of remembering those who are no longer with us. May we all have things to be grateful for and help those who are in need. Happy Thanksgiving to everyone, everywhere.
Thanksgiving in America is a time for families of all types and friends of all types coming together to give gratitude for the things they have in this life. Granted it has a problematic past when you look at it with 21st century eyes and sensibility.
I will admit a lot has happened since that first Thanksgiving celebration that has not been good. However, I believe it can be a positive holiday for people where you can remember the past but forge a new future. In the days we live in being grateful is important.
For those celebrating where they are not fully accepted for one reason or another, I hear you and you have my support. Some folks cannot go home because they have been kicked out for living their truth on their own terms. LGBTQ folks especially. May your future be one of reconciliation and restoration.
As you observe and celebrate remember those who have been lost due to illness, violence, racism, and the Coronavirus. Many tables will have spaces where loved ones a year ago were celebrating. Much has changed since 2019 and I understand that fully.
Be good to one another. Seek peace and mercy as we head into this holiday season. lean on one another and be kind. Love to you all good people. Remember a big table is better than a small one.
I will do my best to lighten things up here on the blog coming up. But as in anything life will have its say which influences what you see here.
This is both visually interesting and impressive too. People are heading in and out of Los Angeles to begin the American Thanksgiving weekend. I’m glad I’m not in that traffic jam.
Thanksgiving triggers thoughts of turkey, holiday shopping and time with family. This year, AAA estimates 48.7 million Americans will travel 50 miles or more this Thanksgiving holiday. Many will drive to loved ones homes for a traditional turkey feast. Here are numbers to know about America’s second favorite holiday:
Source: Thanksgiving by the numbers
Some interesting facts about Thanksgiving for the stats type people out there. It is a huge holiday and the numbers are big.