In case you didn’t know Thursday 24th November is Thanksgiving day. I thought I’d give you the heads up because maybe you would like to plan something?
The first Thanksgiving in the USA was a feast in 1621 shared by the Pilgrims who
had recently settled in the US and the Wampanoag Indians, who shared their corn,
squash, and wild turkeys. They gave thanks for their harvest and the freindship with
the Amreican Indians that had bought them through that first, harsh winter.
It’s a lovely festival to tell children about as it fosters an ‘attitude of gratitude’ which is
vital to positive emotional well being and helps our children appreciate what they have
rather than wanting more (always a good attitude if you are on a budget)
Having a special family meal on thanksgiving, where you tell the thanksgiving story and say
thank you to each other for all you bring to the family and for all the food on the table is
lovely thing to do. Why not plan a special family meal for thursday 24th and invite
some peole over who you love? It doesn’t have to be a big spread just a meal shared
is good enough.
This year I wish you:
This year I am mostly grateful :
For my Aunty Jane who has stayed strong and been supportive and kind and loving
For my children and their beautiful spirits
For memories to keep me warm
For my health
For my good friends
For my writing opportunities
For my warm colourful happy home
What are you greteful for?