Thankful on Thanksgiving?!
“Thanksgiving Day is a jewel, to set in the hearts of honest men; but be careful that you do not take the day, and leave out the gratitude.” — E.P. Powell
“As we express our gratitude, we must never forget that the highest appreciation is not to utter words, but to live by them.” — John Fitzgerald Kennedy
Have You ever wondered when the first Thanksgiving celebration was held in Canada? First Nations people held their dances and rituals regarding a time of Thanks long before the first Europeans arrived on Turtle Island. You can watch & learn one of their Thank You songs here
Then in 1578 Explorer Martin Frobisher held a Celebration of Thanksgiving for surviving his journey from England. Next that we know of, were the French settlers in 1606 with Samuel de Champlain. If you wish to know some more Canadian Thanksgiving history details, you can find some here
Did you know that some countries & peoples other than Canada & USA also celebrate a time of Thanksgiving or a Harvest Festival? China, Brazil, Malaysia, India, Korea, Norfolk Island. Liberia, Puerto Rico, Germany, Grenada, Japan, Vietnam, the city of Leiden in the Netherlands, the Accra region of Ghana & Jews celebrate the Feast of Tabernacles/Sukkot. Do you celebrate a time of Thanksgiving? How and when do you celebrate it? What are 3 things you are Thankful for this past year?
“Thanksgiving Day comes, by statute, once a year; to the honest man it comes as frequently as the heart of gratitude will allow.” — Edward Sandford Martin
“A thankful heart is not only the greatest virtue, but the parent of all the other virtues.” — Cicero
“If a fellow isn’t thankful for what he’s got, he isn’t likely to be thankful for what he’s going to get.” — Frank A. Clark