We grow up thinking that we know what Thanksgiving is all about, but as we get older the meaning changes. In grade school most of us had to dress up as pilgrims and draw colorful turkeys. After doing that for several years, I decided I really didn’t like turkeys. As the years progressed, emphasis was put on the happenings of the moment. My peers and I were thankful for passing getting a drivers license and graduating from high school. Then as life went on, we were thankful for marrying and having families of our own.
As we all moved on in our lives, we realized nothing means more to us than being happy, healthy and free. Thanks to the internet, social media and technology (ok, thanks to Bill Gates, Steve Jobs, etc) we have seen firsthand the craziness that goes on in other countries. So, yes, we can be thankful that we live in the greatest country in the world.
Sometimes we lose sight of what we have, and think too much about what we don’t have. We have been inundated with the frenzy of Black Friday and Cyber Monday which puts the emphasis on material things and buying stuff so we will have lots of presents under the tree.
In our home, we give thanks for family and friends, and hope that we can all be together next year for another bountiful feast.
From our family to yours, we wish you all a very Healthy and Happy Thanksgiving.