To get us in the holiday mood, I thought I'd share this little historical background on the first Thanksgiving.
"In 1621, the Plymouth colonists and Wampanoag Indians shared an autumn harvest feast that is acknowledged today as one of the first Thanksgiving celebrations in the colonies. For more than two centuries, days of thanksgiving were celebrated by individual colonies and states. It wasn’t until 1863, in the midst of the Civil War, that President Abraham Lincoln proclaimed a national Thanksgiving Day to be held each November." - Read a whole lot more on this holiday here --> History.com
Looking at the food from then and now, my suggestion is we trade the cranberry sauce in for Lobster. As for Black Friday... why not just sleep in and shop online.
Thanksgiving is one of my favorite holidays. Yes I love the food, but who doesn't. But more than that I love that it's a day where we all take a break from our busy lives, sit down, and share a meal together. It not just about saying thanks, but showing gratitude and love to those in our lives. Whether you have a lot or not as much as you would like, we all have something to be thankful for. As we look to celebrate this uniquely American holiday, I will leave you with a quote.
Ps: If you a looking for a new tradition to start with your family this year, check out The Thanksgiving Reader by Seth Godin.
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