A Day for Giving Thanks

Published on November 25, 2021 at 6:52 am by LEW


It is that time of the year again. Thanksgiving day in the United States is here to kick off the holiday season which culminates with the New years celebration. Or as I like to put it, ’tis the season to be silly.

Historical context

This celebration, in the United States, is often traced back to the Pilgrims in 1621, though there is evidence of earlier celebrations (English settlers who had just landed back in 1619).

Thanksgiving is a type of harvest festival. This type of festival has occurred in late summer orĀ  for thousands of years, celebrating the harvest of crops that would feed the population though the hard winter months.

Being Thankful

I have reached a time in life where I am thankful to see another day. That is a realization that is generally wasted on the young, but with a bit of good fortune they will grow into it.

I am thankful for this little project, which so far is giving me some pleasure during my first year of retirement. I have done projects similar to this in my younger days, chasing the numbers. Age has given me the perspective to do this because I enjoy doing it, and it does not matter if not another person sees this, and I am very thankful for that revelation.

And I am most thankful for my family, and that I have lived to see children grow up and provide children. I am hopeful that I will get the chance to meet my great grand children some day in the future.


So this holiday season I have chosen to dewll on good things, and ignore the craziness out there. Even thought this country is in a mess right now, I still have many things to be thankful for.

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