Sometimes it seems like many national holidays celebrate things that should be more commonplace in our society.
Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day celebrates the fight for civil rights of all individuals in our country.
St. Valentine’s Day celebrates the beauty of love.
Earth Day celebrates the resources our planet offers and encourages us to be mindful of how we use them.
Mother’s + Father’s Days celebrate the people who brought us in to this world & (often) helped shape us into who we are.
Thanksgiving Day is perhaps one of the most controversial holidays, though it was started to celebrate how the Native American people helped the pilgrims survive through their first year here.
So as you gather with others on this Thanksgiving, take time to be mindful of how the people in your life (not just the ones around you) help you to survive each day. Then, remember that nothing is stopping you from being thankful for them each day of the year, or better yet, letting them know.
Have a Happy Thanksgiving everyone. Let’s celebrate our holidays more often.
A special thanks to those of you who help me to survive each day.