Sunday 13 October 2013

Thanksgiving or “Glad I Wasn’t Born a Turkey”

Today is Thanksgiving in Canada.
It is a day when we are supposed to be thankful for all of the blessings that we have had over the past year and for the blessings we expect in the coming year. It is a wonderful idea, and I believe that most people actually are thankful and will take some time during the day to express thanks. Not a lot of time, but a little. Most of us are so busy with food, family and fussing that the “thanks” part takes the back seat.

I imagine that the idea is to celebrate a good harvest and the likelihood that you and yours will survive through the long, cold winter. There is more than likely some tie in with ancient gods and goddesses, and I am okay with that. Who can say which god is the one in charge of a full belly?
I don’t know who came up with the idea of cooking a turkey for the festive meal. Well, I am sure it was a turkey farmer and not the turkey. I suppose they needed a beast that would feed a multitude and fit in the average oven. Not to mention looking pretty good in the middle of a table. The turkey did such a good job that we use it for Christmas dinner as well. Sucks to be a turkey in North America.

I just wanted to wish everyone around the world a Happy Thanksgiving whether you celebrate it or not. We all have something to be thankful for, even if it’s just not being born a turkey.

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