Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Thanksgiving is not Forgotten!

I am dying to give my 2 cents on this!

I am an early Christmas decorator.  Yes, we usually put our Christmas decorations up sometime in October.  You may think we are weird.  And that is fine.  But please, do keep reading. :)

First of all, we believe in Jesus.  We believe that Jesus is not just the main reason for Christmas, but the only reason for Christmas!  And contrary to popular belief, I don't think Christmas gets enough attention.  Especially for the real reason!  But I thought this post was about Thanksgiving...don't worry, I didn't forget. :) lol

Now, how many holiday's are there in a year?!

Groundhog Day, Valentine's Day, St. Patrick's Day, Earth Day, Easter, Passover, Mother's Day, Flag Day, Father's Day, Grandparents' Day, Halloween, New Year's Eve, New Year's Day, Martin Luther King Jr. Day, Washington's Birthday (President's Day), Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Columbus Day, Veteran's Day, Thanksgiving Day, Christmas name some. :)

Which of these listed, do you not have to work on?  Well, the most important ones for sure....let's see....yes, most people do not have to work even on Thanksgiving.  (I admit, the retail market is ruining that, but that sounds like a whole other blog post in itself!)

The point of this post is that Thanksgiving is not over-looked or forgotten!

Do we as people and a country need to take time to reflect about the things we are given, and be thankful?  Yes, of course.  Is there a holiday set aside to make sure some people do that at least once a year if no other time?  Yes, of course.  Do most people get the day off for such this occasion?  Yes, of course! (ok, not everyone as previously stated)  Is there much, much more hub-bub about this holiday than many, many others on the "holiday" list, who could be just as worthy?  Yes, of course!

So why do so many people say that Thanksgiving gets over-looked?
My husband gets TWO days off for this holiday!  Families gather for long weekends for this holiday! There are huge parades for this holiday, numerous food and gathering traditions, plus other things that happen only because of Thanksgiving!

Maybe what you're really saying is that Thanksgiving should have the same amount of decorations that Christmas gets.  But why do you really want that?  Are you going to put big pilgrim statues in your yard, or a big ship, or Indians or big blow up foods like turkey, corn and other foods the pilgrims ate that first holiday?

Is it honestly impossible to be thankful while 'looking' at Christmas decorations?  I really don't think so.  Furthermore, it is a tried and true holiday, no one's trying to blend it in with other meaningless holiday's and take away it's true meaning or beginning.

So do you still think Thanksgiving gets over-looked?

Tell me....what are you doing on November 24th this year?


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