Last Update: Nov 25, 2021
I want to wish my fellow Americans a Happy Thanksgiving today!
Thanksgiving is a national holiday here in the United States that falls on the fourth Thursday of November. It's a day when we should be thankful for the blessings that we have in our lives through prayer and thanksgiving while gathering with our families.
In 1789, George Washington orginally proclaimed Thanksgiving Day as the last Thursday in November, but it wasn't until 1941 that a resolution was passed making it the fourth Thursday in November.
Thanksgiving means many things to me:
A day to be thankful
Personally, I try to be thankful on a daily basis and not take things from granted, even the smallest things, like having a roof over my head and food in the refrigerator. In this day and age with all of this technology at our fingertips and everyone getting impatient if we don't get what we want within the next five seconds, or those of us who want something for nothing - I try to slow down and step away from the crowd to be thankful for every moment that I'm alive.
This will be my first Thanksgiving without my mom as I'll be spending it with my dad and the rest of my family. I'll always be thankful for the time I had with her on this earth and know that she's in a better place. And I'm still thankful for the family that I still have with me and that we still have the time to be with each other around the dinner table. I'm not sure if we'll set an extra plate and chair at the table, but she will definitely be on my mind.
Although Black Friday, the day after Thanksgiving, isn't an official holiday, it's still a holiday in some states and private businesses. But other employees may still have to ask for that day off ahead of time if they want to have that four day weekend. It also marks the start of the Christmas shopping season here in the United States, although sometimes it feels like we're already thinking about Black Friday long before Thanksgiving arrives. Some stores have even started their Black Friday sales on the evening of Thanksgiving! While you're still eating!!
Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade
I'm not really big on watching parades, but this is just one of those long standing traditions that's always been on the televison evey Thanksgiving morning - especially when I was a kid. With the exception of last year, the Macy's Thanksgiving Parade actually started in 1924 and would signal in the start of the Christmas season, with their massive Character balloons like Mickey Mouse, Charlie Brown, Superman and others.
American Football on Thanksgiving
This is one of the American traditions that is closely associated with Thanksgiving, from High School, to College and Professional, with the latter two televised during the afternoon and evening hours. In fact, in the NFL, the Dallas Cowboys and the Detroit Lions have been playing home games on Thanksgiving day since 1934, and nationally televised since 1966. This is one of those strangest Thanksgiving mysteries that I can't figure out, as to why these teams are always playing on this day. The Cowboys were labelled as "America's Team" in the 1970's at the height of their dynasty, but haven't won a Super Bowl in nearly thirty years. Even worse, the Detroit Lions are in football futility and have NEVER won a Super Bowl. Yet we're still forced to watch them every year during this time. But I digress.
It's only fitting to be thankful for Wealthy Affiliate and everything that it's provided to me, from the valuable training, the platform, the servers for hosting my first three websites, the great community, site support - and don't forget about the Black Friday Deal!
For those of us who celebrate Thanksgiving, I hope you find some time today to spend with your family and friends.
Stay safe everyone and have a great day!
Thank you so much and
Happy Thanksgiving Day to you
and all your loved ones.
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Have a super celebration day my friend
Thanks Dave. Happy Thanksgiving!