As Thanksgiving approaches it is easy to lose sight of the meaning behind the holiday, remembering everything we are thankful for. Frequently, we get all wrapped up in the bird, the menu, football, and parades. The roots of Thanksgiving traditions came from the Plymouth Colonists and Wampanoag Indians. Together they united to bring in the Pilgrims first harvest in America. After collecting their first harvest the Pilgrims and the Wampanoag Indians feasted on the fruits of their labors and gathered for the first Thanksgiving in America. The Pilgrims had much to be thankful for during their first Thanksgiving. What are you thankful for this season?
Charles Caleb Colton described how he cherished his health and others best when he said “True friendship is like sound health; the value of it is seldom known until it is lost.” So toast to your good health and others this Thanksgiving Season.
When it comes to Thanksgiving it is always easy to be thankful for the food. Every dish on the table is delicious and keeps you wanting more. However, the Thanksgiving meal is best shared in the comfort of others. What is your favorite dish to be thankful for?
Everyone’s family is different, as well as their traditions. On Thanksgiving families prepare different dishes and enjoy various activities. Popular Thanksgiving traditions are watching football and Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade. Which family tradition are you most thankful for?
There is a good reason why The Beatles dedicated a whole song to the Sun. Everyone’s smile returns to their faces when it comes out. On such occasion when the sun does come out in Chicago it makes for a lovely day. Here’s to being thankful for sunny days and wishing for more.
Thanksgiving Day Toast
To all the days here and after. May they be filled with fond memories, happiness, and most of all laughter.
Written by: Karlie Kudrna