Monday, 20 November 2017
The holiday is upon us, and we both have the whole week off! We are visiting relatives on Thursday, but having the immediate family over on the Saturday afterwards – various family members work, and so this is our compromise.
Thanksgiving is a strange holiday in some ways, and in other ways it is one of the best. There is no one person to be celebrated, as on a birthday, nor any religious connotations. Instead, it is a holiday which includes all. To remember with gratitude the good things in life – health, family, friends, love, peace – and realize that little is needed in reality – is a good thing. It reminds us to be humble and grateful.