26 November 2012|
What is Thanksgiving? When most of us think of Thanksgiving, we picture turkey. However there is much more to the November holiday than a large North American bird. It all started with the Pilgrims of Plymouth, Massachusetts. A large winter storm killed many pilgrims and left the rest sick. In order to seek help, the pilgrims created a relationship with a neighboring Wampanoag tribe who taught them how to fish, hunt, and plant food. They had collected enough food to have a grand feast, now known as Thanksgiving.
On this holiday, we sit down with family and remember how much we should be thankful for. What I am thankful for is: having food to eat, a bed to sleep in, clothes to wear, a roof over my head, a loving family, a great school to go to, a nice place to live, electronics that I own, and school supplies that I need.
I think Thanksgiving is important to me because it gives me a chance to be with my family and gives me time to think about how lucky I am. I look back on all the things I have, and realize that there are some people out in the world that don’t have these things.
What does Thanksgiving mean to you?