What does Thanksgiving really mean?

With Thanksgiving only a mear one day away, I thought I would take a moment and post a thankful blog. Now this blog will try to remain positive in my words, but it may surprise a few also as to what I am thankful for. Does that mean be scared? Oh yes buckle up and enjoy the ride, but in all seriousness this is going to be a good blog about thanksgiving.

When we think about Thanksgiving what are some of the first thoughts that come to mind? Could it be the history , the family tradition, the annual football game, or even for that the Macys Thanksgiving Parade? To me it might be the mixture of family getting together and the parade. Sad part about that is how many fights break out at the family tradition? Bringing up something that happened years ago, so certain family members do not come, or others are not as welcome due to the past? By no means is this a reflection of my own family, or for that matter any family I know, but in all the reality of the matter how hard is it to put aside for one day the fighting and just accept each other. Ort just let family know when the event is so they are not left in the dark.

Now the parade has traditions all within there own, I know some people that when they first wake up that is what they are looking for. They try not to miss any moments, they started watching it when they were kids and they still continue to watch it to this day.The tradition started in 1924,and it has been  televised nationally on NBC since 1952. For some that is there number one bucket list item to be able to go there. During the war there was no parade however due to everything else going on.But that is a good tradition that many americans enjoy and love year in and year out.

Now there is nothing wrong with tradition but this year try and be thankful for what you have and for those in your life. Open up to someone that may not have a family to celebrate with, open your hearts treasure that family time. And for that visitor you never know when they might be as close as family one day.Happy Reading, and Happy Turkey day.

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