What is Thanksgiving? According to dictionary.com, it is "the act of giving thanks; grateful acknowledgment of benefits or favors, especially to God; a public celebration in acknowledgment of divine favor or kindness."
And, according to Wikipedia, "Thanksgiving is a national holiday celebrated on various dates in the United States, Canada, Grenada, Saint Lucia, and Liberia. It began as a day of giving thanks for the blessing of the harvest and of the preceding year. Similarly named festival holidays occur in Germany and Japan."
What is Thanksgiving Really About?
Time spent giving rather than receiving is really what this holiday is about. Ask yourself, how can you serve? What kind of activities can you or your family partake in, to better mankind? There are several options to help this season.
- Serve food to the less fortunate.
- Volunteer at a gift wrapping booth.
- Bring some warm leftovers or a warm plated meal to a local shut in, or the elderly.
- Spend time with the local nursing home residents, who may not have any family left, or close by anymore.
Whatever you chose to do, be sure to take a moment and serve others and share your gifts this Thanksgiving. As we enter this holiday season, remember to be kind. Everyone is fighting battles we know nothing about.
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