Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Perfect and Flawed (WWC)

Happy Tuesday Kiddies! Holiday Season is upon us, so a great many of us are preparing ourselves for Thanksgiving this week here in the US of A. It's a Time of giving thanks and being thankful for everything we have, no matter how big or small.

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
United States Thanksgiving
The First Thanksgiving, painting by Jean Leon Gerome Ferris (1863–1930)
Observed by United States
Type National
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[citation needed], the American holiday has religious undertones related to the deliverance of the English settlers by Native Americans after the brutal winter at Plymouth, Massachusetts.[citation needed]

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).

"Nothing" is perfect, so it's the Perfect Time to Buy Nothing
(that's for the WWC)

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.

A Flawed Angel

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

That's it for me today... Enjoy the rest of your day and if you don't happen back by before National Gorge Thyself And Sleep All Day... Day, then remember how much you have and be thankful for it all... you never know when you might lose it.

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!


kcinnova said...

Big smiles for all of your pics tonight! The rainy night shot? I think it is PERFECT!

While I usually participate (unknowingly, it turns out) in Buy Nothing Day --mostly because I hate crowds and shopping-- it will all depend on if there is something on a kid's wish list that has a great sale that day. I would prefer to stay home and play with my family.
I've already been busy, out picking up fun items for the stocking I'm filling for an unknown pre-teen girl. I'm having a blast discovering girly things to bless her with! (In case you didn't know, I have 4 sons.)

Chelly said...

Have a Happy Thanksgiving Jackie baby! This was a beautiful post and you are so right, sometimes we just forget everything we have and focus on the negative.

I love your Poster and the header is gorgeous. Such a talented lady.

Chells :)

Furtheron said...

Happy Holidays! (That's right isn't it?)

OOPs - sorry but I've booked my last day of leave for this year for Friday (Mrs F doesn't work Fridays) to go Christmas shopping, given I've just had the Nov pay packet.

However that is now a right cock up as the govt announced reducing VAT by 2.5% (our kind of sales tax) to 15% as of Monday... Damn! Damn! Damn!

Jay said...

Happy Thanksgiving Jaxxx!

Love the street in the rain pic!

The Manic Street Preacher said...

Great pics babe!!!

Happy Thanksgiving xx

Tink said...

Great pictures! I love the broken-eye angel.

You know, I'm all for boycotting buying things ON holidays because I believe the workers should be home with their families... But, I'm sorry to disappoint you, I WILL be shopping on Friday during lunch. A broke gal like me has to take advantage of all those deals, yo! Especially since I'm the breadwinner now and we have two families to please. UGH. Besides, think of it as us doing our part to bring the economy back up.

Scarlet said...

Happy Thanksgiving!! These pics are fantastic, btw.

(I'm visiting from Jay's blog.)

BBC said...

Ah shit hon, I'm sorry but I can't do the no shopping day tomorrow. There are some great sales at the market tomorrow.

In fact this time of year is a good time for a person to buy all the food they are going to need for the next year if they want to save a ton of money.

Today I got Cream of Mushroom soup for just fifty cents a can, what a deal.

I went to a community dinner, it was very good, I'm stuffed, I'm not used to eating much. And I brought back a big plate of goodies for Helen.

I posted what I'm thankful for on my blog. I hope that your day was peaceful and quite and good.

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