Remembering the meaning of Thanksgiving

When most people hear Thanksgiving, they immediately think big feast, turkey, gravy, mashed potatoes and whipped cream on pumpkin pie; but what is it really about?

Well for starters, it's about giving thanks, I mean after all it is called Thanksgiving. And well... I guess there's a bit of food in it, oh alright a lot of food. And for all you smarties out there, of course you can say Pilgrims and Indians (Native Americans). But all you have to think about is giving thanks for everything you have. That's all you have to do to have a "real" Thanksgiving, just give thanks.

It's sad now all you see in stores is Christmas items. I'm not saying that Christmas is bad, don't get me wrong, it's a wonderful holiday when Christ was born, but for heaven's sake, please, one holiday at a time. After all, it's not like everything there is going to sell out. By the time you read this you'll probably be finished eating your leftovers. But that doesn't mean Thanksgiving is over, in fact the first Thanksgiving lasted three whole days!

I wrote this article to teach people (or refresh people's memory) about what Thanksgiving is about. Sort of like the true meaning of Christmas. Its not about the toys, it's about Christ, and Thanksgiving is about giving thanks not about stuffing yourself up.

Nicholas Smolak

I am a writer who loves to go down to my front yard and read the news.

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Volume 4, Issue 24, Posted 10:36 AM, 11.27.2012