Thursday, November 25, 2010

Simply Thanksgiving

The First Thanksgiving, painted by Jean Leon G...Image via Wikipedia
Happy Thanksgiving to everyone!

As we prepare for the days festivities I am struck with the simple fact that the problem with modern holidays is that they are just too complicated! The simplicity is gone. There is always too much to do. You would think that running over to Honeybaked or your local supermarket and picking up the whole shabang, just add the heat, and everything would be so much simpler. Not so, apparently. Today we must be concerned with plane flights, security checks and pat downs, who is going to sleep where, how long will they be staying, do the plates, tablecloth and silverware match, and just how much will we actually need?

The modern holiday is too much about everything but the original reason for the holiday in the first place. It seems to me that the pilgrims, after surviving against incredible odds, sometimes unfriendly locals, and nature itself, the pilgrims were simply thankful to their Creator for their very lives, their food, shelter and family.

So, at this time I would just like to thank my Creator for my very life, my food (daily bread) that I do not have  to hunt or scavenge for, my home and my loving family.  Enjoy! 

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