Don't miss the Thanks in Thanksgiving.Traditions. Family, turkey, pie, football, parades. Great times with great memories. Enjoy the presence of family and friends. Thank God for traditions.
Holiday. A time to chill out. To rest and slow down. Smell the roses. Even shopping can be fun. The Pilgrims and Native Americans celebrated their bountiful harvest for three days. George Washington made the first Thanksgiving address, but never established the time-honored holiday and Americans didn't keep the tradition. It wasn't until 1827 that the efforts of Sarah Josepha Hale, an influential writer and editor, finally paid off and the holiday was created. In 1863, Abraham Lincoln officially made Thanksgiving a national holiday. In 1939, President Franklin Roosevelt designated the fourth Thursday in November as Thanksgiving. Thank God that this day has been designated annually as a time to stop and give thanks.
Nation. What a great place we live. No other nation on earth enjoys the abundance of the USA. Thank God for guiding our forefathers and creating this wonderful culture that honors Him and provides countless blessing for all of us.
Kinfolk. What would we do without family? When all is said and done, we want to be with our family. Family can consist of numerous types of people, but they are those who are closest to us and provide for our needs. They can be direct kin or they can be best of friends, but we feel all of them are kinfolk. Thank God for your family.
Sacrifice. Jesus Christ was God's sacrifice for all of us that we may have eternal life. Thank God for this gracious act. Many lives have been lost by soldiers defending our Nation. Our first responders react daily to provide us safety and security. Thank God that we live in such a great Nation where sacrifice is made for us.
*Information on this blog gathered from various resources.