Thanksgiving Day And What It Means To Me

Prayers On Thanksgiving Day

Today we give thanks for our many blessings. We pray for those in need. We thank God for our family and friends. We pray for those who cannot be with us today. We pray for those that are lonely. We thank God for our good health and we pray for those that are ill. We thank God for all that he has provided us with as we share with those that are less fortunate. May all of you feel peace and love from God on this Thanksgiving day.

Celebrating The Fruits Of Your Harvest

We get together with family and friends and visit while we eat a feast fit for a King. We may watch the Macy’s Thanksgiving day parade on TV. We eat Turkey, mashed potatoes, green beans, corn, bread, stuffing, cranberries, salads and pumpkin pie. Before we eat we Thank the Lord for the food he has provided for us and our family and friends and we pray for those that are ill and hungry. I generally eat more than I should because the food is so beautifully prepared and very scrumptious and delicious. I would always take several more helpings of stuffing and mashed potatoes when I was young. I always love the leftovers from Thanksgiving day.


As a child we would eat at a relatives house on Thanksgiving day or they would come to our home. The turkey was cleaned and stuffed. We washed and peeled potatoes and cooked the cranberries and I could smell the wonderful pumpkin pie and turkey baking in the oven. My Mother would bast the turkey and make homemade gravy. The men would visit in one area and the women in another area in the house. I always found the men’s conversations more interesting. The women would talk about baking, sewing and their children. The young children would always sit at a card table and eat if the main table was filled with guest. I would always put a foldout turkey on the table on Thanksgiving day and I still have it yet today.


Thanksgiving Day Over The Years

As we grow older the people sitting around the table gets smaller. We still remember them and we are truly Thankful for all of the time that God let them be in our lives. I still can see them sitting at the table in my fond memories of Thanksgiving day. Time waits for no man so spend as much quality time with family and friends as you possibly can as you will never regret it. As a child I would play board games and other games with my relatives and friends on Thanksgiving day.

Thanksgiving Day History

Berkeley Plantation in Virginia is where the Good Ship Margaret landed with 36 men in 1619. The men had the first official Thanksgiving in America in accordance with instruction given in a charter by the Virginia Co. The first Thanksgiving was is 1621, the Plymouth colonist and the native Americans shared a feast. Sharing the fruits of their labor is a way for people to bond and grow closer to each other. Thank God for you many blessings.

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