Do you remember what the true meaning of Thanksgiving is? Here is a quick reminder. “Thanksgiving” services were routine in order to give thanks for one’s blessings. Today we attribute our current Thanksgiving Holiday tradition to the celebration that took place at the Plymouth Plantation in 1621. Settlers held a harvest feast after a successful harvest season and in attendance were pilgrims and Native Americans. The Native Americans taught the pilgrims at the time how to catch certain animals and grow corn, so both joined in the celebration of the successful growing season with a feast. Hence why we all stuff our faces and give thanks the last Thursday of November yearly.
How do you celebrate this grateful Holiday? Take the time this month to appreciate what you have. Take the time to tell those around you why you are thankful they are in your life. Take the time to enjoy life, we never know what tomorrow will bring. Take the time to treat yourself because you deserve to enjoy everything the universe has to offer.
Before the Christmas season starts, we want to take the time to enjoy and remember what Thanksgiving is truly about and what it means to us. Check back in to see what the staff, volunteers, Residents, and Sisters at St. Paul’s Home are most thankful for!