Well kids, it's that time again to give our thanks and blessings for another year.
I thought it pretty interesting that in years past Thanksgiving had both a "fasting" and "feasting" component.
Indeed, what does it say about us that everyone abandoned the "fast" part:
In the nearly 400 years since the first Thanksgiving, the holiday has come to mirror our transformation into a nation of gross overconsumption, but the New England colonists never intended for Thanksgiving to be a day of gluttony. They dished up restraint along with gratitude as a shared main course. What mattered most was not the feast itself, but the gathering together in thanks and praise for life’s most humble gifts. Perhaps this holiday season we could benefit from restoring a proper Thanksgiving balance between forbearance and indulgence.Ben Kuehne has something to be thankful for, and so do we all. This is tremendous news, and what great timing!
David has more, including a statement from Ben, and you can see the order of dismissal here.
I hope some or all of you are giving something back this Thanksgiving, in a meaningful way.
And don't forget the powerful words of Johnny Carson: