It is a true American holiday. It doesn’t matter if you came from somewhere else this holiday is celebrated by every person who lives in the USA. It is a time to give thanks. The history is sketchy but what it means today is clear. A day to be with family and friends around a table and eat ridiculous amounts of food. Any of us who are doing that today should take time to reflect on the many around the globe who are not as fortunate. The families that are trying desperately just to find food and a roof over their head. Those who are leaving their homeland because if they stay they won’t survive. All of us who live in the US are lucky to have been born here and lucky to have perhaps ended up here. There might be many issues that we don’t agree on but those issues are not forcing us to flee our homeland.
I am going to enjoy the day cooking in the kitchen, celebrating with really good friends and our family. I hope we all take time to think about the world at large as we sit down for our meal. It is important to take a moment and realize just how lucky we all are.
Happy Thanksgiving, Joanne to you, Fred and your family!!
Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours. There’s a really great oped piece on family and thanksgiving in the nyt today that will bring a tear to your eye. Check it out.
I read it and got weepy over my coffee