Happy Thanksgiving, America!
Excerpts from a couple of American blogs I read:
I confess to not being as thankfull as I should be about my blessings at times ; however, I do realize that I am blessed to live in a country that grants me great freedom of a personal nature and I thank the people who made it possible. I have benefitted from their blood , sweat and sacrifice. We should ( as Americans ) all be grateful to them and never forget them. Finally , I thank God for His infinite mercy and his unending love. I pray that you and your families may be blessed and have a happy Thanksgiving. (shadowofdiogenes)
Thanksgiving is one of the few holidays that has a theme that is vaguely religious–giving thanks–but has no direct and specific religious affiliation. So it’s a holiday that unites. It’s one of the least commercial holidays as well, because it involves no presents. It’s a home-based holiday, which is good, too, except for those who don’t have relatives or friends to be with. One drawback is the terribly compressed travel time; I solve that by not usually traveling very far if I can possibly help it.
The main advantage to hosting the day is having the leftovers left over. The main disadvantage to hosting the day is having the leftovers left over.
I wish you all a wonderful Thanksgiving Day, filled with friends and/or family of your choice, and just the right amount of leftovers!(neo-neocon)