Nov 24, 2010

Be thankful

Tomorrow is the holiday Americans know and love and that is Thanksgiving. A fateful day where Pilgrims were saved from a harsh winter by the generosity of Native Americans. Sadly their giving was rewarded with small pox and genocide, but still I always consider the end of harvest meal as one of my favorite holidays. It's one in which no religion is exploited by retailers nor is it's orgins dubious. People can celebrate or not at their will.

I'm a bit saddened by the fact that this year I won't be doing anything charitable for folks less fortunate than I. I hope to make that up next year as I become more familiar with the surroundings and giving campaigns. I have much to be thankful for this year though; and I hope to never forget it. I have a healthy body, a wonderful wife, and a beautiful home. I'll never forget this Thanksgiving.

"I celebrated Thanksgiving in an old-fashioned way. I invited everyone in my neighborhood to my house, we had an enormous feast, and then I killed them and took their land." - Jon Stewart

2 comments:

Claire said...

Happy Thanksgiving!

Miss Ash said...

Happy Thanksgiving! I helped the Americans celebrate by shopping in one of their States!