The First Thanksgiving
This year, I feel blessed to have discovered the Lord’s secret weapon to finding the joy in our lives. Simply said, giving praise and thanks is life-changing.
I hope that today is great practice for making giving thanks a part of your daily routine—the best habit you can have. Let’s live Thanksgiving out loud. Today and everyday.
Happy Thanksgiving, friends.
Originally ran November 23, 2011
Translation: “The First Thanksgiving by Gigi.”
“When the Native Americans were alive, people called Pilgrims were alive with them. They boarded a boat called the Mayflower.”
When the Native Americans were alive? I think this is some very dark, though slightly inaccurate foreshadowing.
“The Pilgrims and the Native Americans boarded the boat and set out for a new land.”
Wait, so the Native Americans came over on The Mayflower too? Hmmm…but I thought they were Native. And American.
“They sailed a long time, until one day, they found land and had a big party that went for three days.”
All big parties obviously have two people. Dancing on tables.
“And they ate corn and pumpkin pie and vegetables and turkey.”
I’m pretty sure that’s a carrot. And a Christmas ornament. Delicious.
“And that is the story of the first Thanksgiving.”
And that is most certainly not the story of the first Thanksgiving.
But I am still thankful for it none the less.