Thanksgiving is The Gratitude Holiday
Thanksgiving: The Abundance And Prosperity Holiday
As per George Bush proclamation of the 2007 thanksgiving day, "Since the first National Day of Thanksgiving was proclaimed by President George Washington, Americans have come together to offer thanks for our many blessings. where freedom is the right of every person and where all can pursue their dreams. "
November 22 of 2007 is Thanksgiving day in the United States, to commemorate the "Pilgrims" celebration in 1621 for the good harvest after years of sorrow, starvation and privations. The first Thanksgiving day after the American Revolution was November 26 of 1789, and was proclaimed by then president George Washington.
Thanksgiving Day, became a national annual Holiday, after 1861 when Abraham Lincoln proclaimed one and in 1941 Congress passed a joint resolution stating that thanksgiving should fall on the fourth Thursday of November. The customary turkey dinner is a reminder of the wildfowl served in the Pilgrims celebration. The dinner is to be presented as it is a Hollywood set with all the decor, fancy dinnerware and trimmings, to make everyone feel what the Pilgrims did at their first Thanksgiving day.
Like me, probably you have a beautiful family, a prosperous business, good health, lots of wonderful human beings who are our friends and relatives and received a lot of blessings for which you feel you have a great Life Style which deserve to be happy and grateful for. It is a great time to count our blessings and remind ourselves of how much we have to be thankful for. This is a great opportunity to make social networking really social. No matter where we are, let us join in a world wide Champagne tasting, to celebrate how great our relationships are and how important they are for our development and wellbeing.
Giving thanks for the things we have received at the end of the harvest season, it is a noble way to show gratitude for what we are and what we have achieved. Gratitude is more than an emotion. It is the substance of a heart ready to give appreciation and involves a pleasant feeling for a favor or benefit from another one.
In Canada, Thanksgiving Day is celebrated the second Monday in October. Martin Frobisher held a formal ceremony in the year 1578, to give thanks for surviving his long journey to find a northern passage to the Orient. American refugees loyal to Great Britain after the American revolution, went to Canada and took the customs and practices of Thanksgiving to Canada. On January 31, 1957 the Canadian Parliament proclaimed "A day of General thanksgiving to Almighty God for the bountiful harvest with which Canada has been blessed ….. to be observed on the second Monday in October".
Of all the symbols, the turkey has become the most well known. National Thanksgiving Turkey presentation dates back to the Lincoln administration. However, the current ceremony dates to 1947, when the first National Thanksgiving turkey was presented to president Harry Truman.
There are quite a few dishes to be served for Thanksgiving dinner: appetizers like, Apple bacon appetizer quiches, Cranberry pistachio pate, Creamie whipped Brie with cranberry sauce, Dried cherry cream cheese spread, Elegant crabmeat balls, Holiday cranberry spread, Party shrimps, Spinach shrimp dip. Soups like, Acorn squash soup, Hubbard squash soups, and more. For the main courses to enjoy are, Crockpot stuffed turkey breast, Caramel apple salad, Festive cranberry salad, Praline sweet potatoes, The ultimate pumpkin pie, Pumpkin cheese cake, Roast turkey with apple -cider glaze and more.
Let's enjoy Thanksgiving day and celebrate all blessings we received during this harvest time. This is family time. Let's enjoy each other and give thanks for the blessings we received. This is the GRATITUDE Holiday. Gratitude is extremely important for unleashing to yourself the prosperity, abundance, health and happiness you want and deserve.
From Cicero to Buddha, philosophers and spiritual leaders have celebrated Gratitude as a great power and most effective to achieve happiness, which is what we want. Gratitude gives us the opportunity to live in a positive mental state, which focus is on the things that brings YOU joy. Thanksgiving is the time to enjoy family and friends and for giving thanks for all the blessings we have and for having those marvellous beanies we love and care for.