Who has Route 66 on their bucket list? We were just finishing up our road trip from Chicago back last year at this time. I was just reflecting on what an amazing adventure it was. If you want to relive the trip with me, start at the beginning! Click link our profile!
Some thoughts on Thanksgiving..
The holiday has its roots in feasts held to celebrate the end of harvest season, and similar traditions predate the arrival of early European settlers that are traditionally credited with the start of the holiday. The prolific image remains, a table of full of food, with Native Americans and settlers sitting together, sharing their resources, good company, and warm smiles. But we’ve grown a little bit older, and a tiny bit wiser, and we know that the context of those first feasts, and every tragedy after paints a very different picture.. and those warm smiles seem contrived and false.
But for the moment let’s focus on the theme. Let’s take this tradition we’ve been given and determine what good things remain. The namesake of the holiday, gathering and expressing the gratitude you hold for the blessings in your life. So I wonder.. how much of this idea still remains in our holiday?
I’m not here to attack traditions. Each of us have our own reasons for doing the things we do. But in celebrating the holiday, might it be fulfilling to approach it in a gracious way. To take a moment and think, wow.. I am so blessed to be able to do this. To be breathing and alive.
To some the holidays are stale. They’re a nuisance. A budget expense. A season so busy you can barely hold it together, and they’re just one more thing to make life a little bit harder. And they can be all of those things. But what if we saw it as an opportunity to reflect. To realize that despite all that’s wrong and broken, there’s a whole lot to be thankful for.
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