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.
To all the LGBTQIA folks out there who are finding this time of year to be difficult because of family and friend issues I hope you find company and comfort in those who choose to love you no matter what. You matter and know I care. Grace and peace.
It seems like the big three Fall/Winter holidays seem to be in competition with one another. Christmas seems to push Thanksgiving (in America) and Halloween out of the way. Let’s not rush things, enjoy it all.
To all my dear friends from True North, I wish you a wonderful celebration of thanksgiving. I love you all and hope for good things ahead for your home and native land. Always be proud to be who you are as Canadians.
Today is thanksgiving in the United States. Its a time of gathering together as family and friends to celebrate what there is to be grateful for. Of course there will be food, The Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade, football and so much more. No matter where you are may the spirit of thanks and giving be among you.