I close my eyes, and suddenly we are in November. Where did October go? Why does time seem to fly so fast?
Many of us are excited to welcome November where we celebrate Thanksgiving and transition into the holiday season.
What does Thanksgiving mean?
To me, Thanksgiving is that special time to be thankful for our families, our friends, and everything that we are blessed to have in our lives. The Pilgrims celebrated Thanksgiving after their first harvest in 1621. Since then, on the fourth Thursday of November, we celebrate and are thankful for our loved ones. But does have it have to be one day only?
We are twenty days away from that wonderful celebration; we still have time to plant some good seeds. Let’s do our best to plant some goodness by calling an old family member. Let’s help that coworker that is struggling with her task. Let’s be a helping hand for those in need. Let’s make each opportunity a blessing for others. At the end of the month, we can happily celebrate Thanksgiving.
I am ready to do my part and be better for my children, my family, my friends, and mostly for myself.
What does Thanksgiving mean to you? How are you planning to make a difference this month? Share with me:)
We don’t have Thanksgiving in the UK unfortunately, but it sounds like a great celebration!
It is, Kate, and I would love to learn about some of your celebrations in the UK.
November came so quickly! I am also ready for Thanksgiving time with family and a new baby nephew!
Enjoy all the blessings, Amanda!
Thanksgiving is such a great time to spend wtih family and just take a day and realzie what we are thankful for
So true, Neely!
This year seems to be flying by! Thanksgiving to me is about spending time with family. We don’t always do a big traditional dinner but spend the school break together. This year my husband, boys, and I are meeting my parents in the Florida Panhandle to spend a few days together at a condo on the beach. Since moving to Texas 4 years ago we don’t see my family a lot, so I am looking forward to it!
Take time to enjoy every second with them, Stephanie!
We are celebrate thankfulness each and everyday. there is no need to wait for a certain day. great reminder to continue being grateful for everything in life
I agree, Joshua!
As a Canadian we celebrate Thanksgiving in October but as I am living in the US and it’s celebrated in November I find myself reflecting for both months on the things I am grateful for. I like that it’s something I think on more often and it’s good to have a reminder of all the things I have in life.
Angela, we don’t realize how blessed we are, until we start reflecting on those simple blessings.
thanksgiving is a reminder to me, to be thankful and grateful for everything I have in my life. The food on my plate, the clothes I’m wearing, the family around me; the everyday, yet incredibly complex, amazing technological advances in my/our life’s; like the computer i’m typing on to communicate with others in the community and the phone in my pocket. Thanksgiving to me is just that; thanks giving.
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Beautifully said, Nicholas!
I just love the idea of spreading thankfulness and helpfulness throughout the month. There is so much time to do a lot of good.
I agree, Christa!
I think the most important aspect of any celebrations is spending time with friends and family. Having fun and being happy are key xx
I agree, Melanie, being happy for everything makes life easier.
I would love to find a way for my daughter and I to give back to the community. Thanks for the reminder of what it truly means to be thankful. That’s important.
I hope you do and share with us, David!
WOW, it’s already November! As I’ve aged, I’ve tried to get more into this holiday and forget why it is “celebrated” (I don’t agree with its origin) and turn it into a family and gratitude time. Slowly but surely creating my own meaning for this time of year.
That is awesome, Whitney!
We don’t celebrate Thanksgiving here in the U.K. but I wish we did as it is such a beautiful concept. I hope you have a wonderful celebration.
We did, Amy!
This is definitely the month to be Thankful for so many things! I love this reminder and the beautiful pictures you shared!!
Thank you, Angela!
Thanksgiving is not one of my holidays. But I regularly express gratitude for many blessings in my life. Doing that often, helps me to stay focused on the people and things that really matter.
That is so true and beautifully said, Ola!
Sadly we don’t celebrate thanksgiving in the UK but it is always good to be thankful for what we have! I hope you have a great thanksgiving!
It was perfect, Winsze!
We don’t celebrate thanksgiving at home.But it is a great tradition.I like the point that we thank to everything we received in this life…
Being thankful makes you appreciate what you have more!