Thursday, November 23, 2006

Happy Thanksgiving America!

Okay, I'm not American, I'm not in America, and I've already celebrated Thanksgiving in Canada (a month ago). But honestly, "Happy Thanksgiving" just can't be said often enough!

Turkey Day is an "old" North American tradition. Unlike any of the corrupted church holidays, or any of the "long weekend" banker's holidays, Thanksgiving is a unique celebration. It's modern meaning encompasses ideas of "thankfulness" and "family". And while it marks a milestone in the Christmas-shopping calendar, Turkey Day itself isn't about material havings, givings, or receivings.

Turkey is the traditional meal, served with stuffing, gravy, potatoes, cranberry sauce and more. But really any meal that an entire family can agree to get together for is more than enough. Be it turkey or sushi, creamed corn or salsa, the meal today should be only an excuse to get together .
As this isn't my Thanksgiving day I'll be celebrating with friends, instead of family. Surrogate-family to some who are far from home and family on this day.

For the rest of you, not celebrating a national holiday of family, togetherness, and thankfulness might I recommend you keep it in your heart none the less? Like the "famous old" birthday song says," You did not accomplish much, but you didn't die this year, I guess that's good enough." So if you're reading this, you've got at least one thing to be thankful for.

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