Thanksgiving Day is a harvest festival celebrated primarily in the United States and Canada. Thanksgiving was a holiday to express thankfulness, gratitude, and appreciation to God, family and friends for which all have been blessed of material possessions and relationships. Traditionally, it has been a time to give thanks for a bountiful harvest. This holiday has since moved away from its religious roots.
In the United States, Thanksgiving Day falls on the fourth Thursday of November. In Canada it is celebrated on the second Monday in October.
This is the definition of Thanksgiving according to Wikipedia. What is your definition of Thanksgiving, what does it mean to you? Is it a day to get together with family and friends for a big Thanksgiving dinner? Is it the day Macy’s Parade is on TV preparing for Christmas? Just what is it?
Well, once it was getting together with family and friends to share the bountiful feast that was prepared and put together by several of us! It was fun to invite friends that had no family or were a long way from ‘home’! Over the years my Nana and my mother left us for a better place where there is always celebration and thanksgiving going on and our children grew up and have families of their own and spouses’ families to celebrate with. So what is Thanksgiving to me? Well, I am about to tell you!
To me it is cooking a turkey for me and a roast for Paul. I will make my cornbread dressing and have mashed potatoes, gravy, peas, corn, ‘green stuff’ and maybe some sweet potatoes! But that is not really what Thanksgiving is! I don’t celebrate Thanksgiving one day out of the year…I celebrate it every day of the year! Thanksgiving was originally a holiday to give thanks to our Heavenly Father, God, our Daddy for what He had blessed everyone with in their crops, their home, their family, their friends. It was a time to give thanks for a bountiful harvest! Well, I give thanks to Him every day for my daily blessings and harvest!
Too many times people get so busy with their ‘busy’ lives that they forget who is providing their home, their income, their food, their necessities! No, it is not their job or their employer! It is not some corporation or company! It is their DADDY! He is our provider…our Source! He is patient; He is generous; He is merciful: He is definitely loving…unconditionally; He is always there waiting for you to say, ‘thank you, Daddy!” So this 4th Thursday of November, the holiday called Thanksgiving Day when you are celebrating, be sure to thank Your Daddy, but from that day forward make sure that you make EVERY DAY Thanksgiving Day! He loves you so much and His blessings are more than you can ever imagine! He wants to bless you abundantly to overflowing not just once a year but every day!
Love and Blessings and…
HAPPY THANKSGIVING! ♡