Me? Thankful? You Bet!

Good morning world and thanks for tuning in to another day here on Planet Magnet.

I think I need to start off by first of all wishing all of my readers/followers in the U.S.A a Happy Thanksgiving.

Happy Thanksgiving and Happy Holidays to you guys!

As you probably know, this isn’t something that gets celebrated here in the U.K however judging by the fact I am now witnessing the fact we have adopted something called Black Friday, I don’t suppose it will be long… 😉

Now, if I am honest I have no real clue what Thanksgiving is really all about over the pond but I think I get the gist of it and that is simply being thankful, whether it be for love or money or health or happiness I don’t think it really is an issue. However, I honestly believe that it is possibly something that we should maybe practise on a daily basis no matter where we are in the world, especially when we consider how some people have to fight to simply live another day.

Over here in the Western World we should understand that we are SO lucky to live with our democratically elected governments. Safe in the knowledge that regardless of who is in power, the status quo tends to stay about the same. Yes there are always arguments for one party making it better for the entitled and another party making it better for the working man, but on the whole we are lucky that we live in peace, we live in relative harmony, we live safe in the knowledge that the chance of being shot, injured or maimed in any way is quite a remote possibility. That is not to say that it does not happen when it is brought to our own shores by members of extreme radical factions but if we are honest with ourselves, most of us would probably stand a greater chance of winning a huge amount of money on the Lottery than we would of ever having to live in a war torn country.

Yes I know things can change and sometimes dramatically so, but at this moment in time I really do believe that we should all count our blessings and be thankful for what we have, because compared to hundreds of millions of others in this world we have so much more and so much more should mean that we are thankful EVERY day and not just when we take the time to think about it whilst feasting on Turkey. That is no way a slight on the festivities that Thanksgiving brings and this is only my own little epiphany, but I think that I am slowly changing day by day and shall endeavour to take these thoughts forward, because lets face it, my life has changed so much over the past year that I really do have more than my fair share of things to be thankful for 😉

So to everyone across the world I hope you have a great day, but please do try to remember that a well balanced point of view and an understanding of how much we have should be for life and not just for the occasions when we finally take time to acknowledge the fact.

‘Till tomorrow,

Stay out of the fridge.

15 thoughts on “Me? Thankful? You Bet!

  1. AtomicMelanie says:

    Happy, happy Thanksgiving to you, too! Yes, every day should be Thanksgiving Day 🙂

    Just to give you an idea of the holiday… In the United States, Thanksgiving is traced to a 1621 celebration at Plymouth in Massachusetts. The feast was in celebration of a good harvest after enduring the hardships of establishing a new settlement in the colony. Pilgrims who emigrated from England in the 1620s and 1630s carried their religious tradition of Days of Fasting and Days of Thanksgiving with them to New England. Colonial governors made Thanksgiving an official holiday and it eventually carried over to the new United States after the American Revolution. So the holiday as we know and celebrate it today is kind of religious, kind of philosophical, kind of patriotic, and is traditionally a time for families and friends to get together. We watch a big parade in New York on tv in the morning, eat a lot (“gobble ’til you wobble”), watch football and/or nap all afternoon, and drink Pepto Bismol. Turkey is the traditional feast main dish, accompanied by dressing, and lots of sweet pies. 🙂

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