I know the internet is being bombarded right now with blogs and such of Thanksgiving and being Thankful posts. I don’t always feel compelled to join the crowd…… but here goes.
While skimming through posts and Facebook I saw someone ask what is the American Thanksgiving all about? It has definitely lost a good portion of its meaning over the years. Here is a nutshell of its origin: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Thanksgiving_(United_States)
To my family, we love to get together and just be. We love each other and get along. We absolutely love the feasting and talking about the feasting and next years food. We do give a prayer of thanks to our Lord for each other and for all He has done for us. And we eat, and eat and enjoy each other’s company and miss the ones who couldn’t be with us.
There it is. I am thankful. I have very little needs and have more wants than needs I think. And I usually whittle my wants list to one or two things when I realize I really don’t need most of the wants. We are healthy. One thing I do want is to see more positive posts on Facebook instead of hateful and angry posts how our country and it’s politicians are so stupid and wrong. I know they are. I’m not blind and I don’t turn a deaf ear, but being angry at the angry and stupid people will never solve anything. I choose to try my best to hear all sides and pray that God will have mercy and that He will be heard by all who cry out to Him for the future of our nation. I choose to do my best and vote for the right people. Not any one group is 100% correct.
So on that note, I wish all you Americans a wonderful and thankful Thanksgiving holiday. And to all my friends in other nations I wish you health and prosperity in all forms.
wingedprisms (cate b)