Thanksgiving: Countdown

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We don’t have Thanksgiving in Australia.  To me this very American (yes I know other nations celebrate it) holiday is represented by turkey – just put Thanksgiving into google and see what you get – mad dashes back and forth the country by planes, trains and automobiles.

Stressful family get-togethers (maybe I have seen too many Hollywood movies)

check this list

I know so many people are having a tough time across the world including in USA

however I think & feel there is always room for

Gratitude, thankfulness, or appreciation is a positive emotion or attitude in acknowledgment of a benefit that one has received or will receive. (Wikipedia definition)

Here are my top 5

I am grateful for:

1. My children  2. My grandchildren.  3. My parents.  4. Hugs

more tomorrow.

ELLEN seems to be helping some

and now a little history…

Thanksgiving or Thanksgiving Day, presently celebrated on the fourth Thursday in November, has been an annual tradition in the USA since 1863. It did not become a federal holidayuntil 1941. Thanksgiving was historically a religious observation to give thanks  to God,  and is still celebrated as such by many families,                                                     but is now also considered a secular holiday.

Most Americans celebrate by gathering at home with family or friends for a holiday feast. Though the holiday’s origins can be traced to harvest festivals which have been celebrated in many cultures since ancient times, the American holiday is tied to the deliverance of the English settlers by Native Americans after the harsh winter at Plymouth Massachusetts and that event has become the pre-eminent foundation story for English North America.


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