Thursday, November 26, 2009
Today, the United States celebrates Thanksgiving, a traditional holiday where family and friends gather to celebrate and give thanks. (Some people also say the holiday is made to watch football on television, drink beer, eat just a little bit too much, and fall asleep on the couch). Others remember how the tradition first started, when the English pilgrims thanked the Native Americans for helping them survive in the new land. The holiday today is recognized as a time when everyone should pause, remember the good things we have in life, remember the love of family and friends, and do something to help others in need, wherever they may be.
Readers of this blog come from more than 100 countries around the world. On many days, most of our readers are outside the United States. We wish all of you a Happy Thanksgiving.
Mark (in California today), Cindy (in Illinois), Cyndee (in Canada), Laurent (in Ireland), and Michael (in Missouri)