Last night, I watched a program that claimed the Indians may not have been invited so much to the first Thanksgiving as just sort of showing up hearing all the commotion. All 90 of them. And then, realizing there wasn’t enough food, brought some more deer meat to even things out. To be fair though, the only reason the pilgrims had food in the first place and were able to celebrate was because the Indians taught them how to plant and harvest. So I don’t think it’s necessarily a bad trade off then that 390 years later, we’re really celebrating a house party that got crashed.
Whatever your personal reasons for celebrating the holiday (seeing family and friends, watching many hours of football or the traditional Macy’s parade, using it as your one guilt free day off your diet), we truly hope you and your family have a very Happy Thanksgiving. We have hundreds of days a year to worry, stress, be angry and frustrated about what’s going on in the world and in our lives. But let’s use Thanksgiving for a day to be thankful for anything we do have (be it a little or a lot).
Take Care and have a wonderful holiday!