If you stop and look around, then you might realize most times that you have so much more than you thought you did, and there are so many people who have way less than you, but are twice as happy. Something to think about... But nobody is "perfect", we are all flawed so there is plenty of room to grow in our ways of thinking.
Anyways, here is a brief little "Wikipedia" overview of Thanksgiving (USA).
|United States Thanksgiving|
The First Thanksgiving, painting by Jean Leon Gerome Ferris (1863–1930)
|Observed by||United States|
|Date||fourth Thursday in November|
|2008 date||November 27, 2008|
|Celebrations||parades, spending time with family, football games, eating large meals|
Thanksgiving, or Thanksgiving Day, celebrated on the fourth Thursday in November, at the end of the harvest season, is an annual American Federal holiday to express thanks for one's material and spiritual possessions. The period from Thanksgiving Day to New Year's Day often is called the holiday season. Most people celebrate by gathering at home with family or friends for a holiday feast. Though the holiday's origins can be traced to harvest festivals that have been celebrated in many cultures since ancient times, the American holiday has religious undertones related to the deliverance of the English settlers by Native Americans after the brutal winter at Plymouth, Massachusetts.
Um yes. The Native Americans, wasn't that nice of them? They 'delivered' the people from a brutal winter with an abundant feast of delicious food. "We The People" were so thankful in fact that we decided to slaughter them and steal their land. Grateful aren't we?
Well nonetheless, we have since then capitalized on yet another tradition of our forefathers (and mothers), and commercialized a huge portion of this time of the year. It's a time of greed, over-spending, getting ourselves into more debt than we can shake a stick at, and overeating like crazy. Something's gotta give right?
I happen to know that the "Day After Thanksgiving", normally the biggest shopping day of the year, has also been deemed "Buy Nothing Day". Those who put this effort together urge us to Buy Less - Live More! I thought I would get on board this year. The date is Friday, November 28th. I am providing my very own 'Poster' below, and a link where you can find out more about this campaign. Join me... what have you got to lose? (Well, besides all of your savings and wasting tons of gas and frustrations).
Ok that was one of my entries, I put that in for "perfect". I had a whole 'brainstorm' going on there.
Now for the rest of this week's WWC (Weekly Words Challenge) entries, brought to us Thankfully by the lovely Tink of Pickled Beef. As you may have guessed, words for this week are Perfect and Flawed. Some of my entries came from the Archives, and some did not.
Flawed Shot On A Rainy Night
The Perfect Rainy Scene
A Perfect Gesture
Perfect View Of The Pyramid
My Perfect Spot For Relaxing
(overlook my flawed feet)
Perfect Place To Enjoy A Play In Memphis
An Obviously Flawed Desk, Guess Nobody Wanted
The Perfect Parking Spot For Flawed Drivers
Why not share with someone less fortunate than yourself, give them something to be thankful for too. But wherever you find yourself amongst the madness, do enjoy and have a safe and happy day one and all!