Albeit, others have a different narrative. They have experienced, the loss of a loved one, a terminal diagnosis, loss of employment, aloneness, a rebellious child, or divorce Life has been a series of conflicts for some. Nonetheless, everyday should be a day of thanksgiving.
In November, three hundred and ninety-four years ago, the Pilgrims and the Wampanoag Indians celebrated the first thanksgiving in the colonies.. The Pilgrims survived a brutal winter upon their arrival to Plymouth as a result of the assistance of several Native American tribes. Squanto taught the Pilgrims how to plant corn, avoid poisonous plants, and catch fish, new cooking methods, and was responsible for an alliance forged with the Wampanoag Indians. The celebratory feast, in 1621, lasted three days in commemoration of the Pilgrims's successful transition to America thanks to the generosity of Native Americans.
In 1863, President Abraham Lincoln signed a proclamation at the height of the Civil War scheduling Thanksgiving the last Thursday in November. In 1941, President Franklin D. Roosevelt signed a bill making Thanksgiving the fourth Thursday in November. Since then, Thanksgiving has been woven in to the fabric of the American culture.
Nevertheless, for many Americans, the religious significance of Thanksgiving has been altered to a day off from work resting for Black Friday sales. Others have a holiday meal with all the trimmings commiserating with family and friends while watching the NFL. Despite the manner in which you celebrate the Thanksgiving holiday, your story should be the motivating factor of your expression of gratitude to God for all He has provided in your life.