A Month of Thankful

The James River at Berkeley Plantation

The James River at Berkeley Plantation

It’s November. A new month. And, if you’re paying attention, a new return to this blog.

November is the month when Americans celebrate Thanksgiving. It’s become a day of parades, football, and overeating and hopefully being thankful.

It’s generally followed by a day of spending money we don’t have on things we don’t need.

There are many Thanksgiving traditions. And there are many stories of how Thanksgiving came to be.

Yesterday, at Berkeley Plantation in Virginia, the real first American Thanksgiving was commemorated. Read about it here. And read a little more about Thanksgiving history here.

Yet, if one is to be really thankful, there’s no reason to quibble about the first celebration.

Take the challenge this month to consider the things for which you’re thankful.

Take the challenge to eat less, watch a little less football, and spend a little less the day after.

America is a nation of abundance.

Take some time to be thankful for that.

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