Halloween and Veteran’s Day are in the rear view mirror. So what’s next? Well, perhaps the second most beloved holiday on the calendar, Thanksgiving Day.
With millions of people enjoying a long weekend, no school or work, naturally thoughts turn to fill that empty day void with thoughts of shopping. It’s become such a popular event, that the day after Thanksgiving is now known as “Black Friday”. Called that because it’s rumored that stores have become “in the black” and can well afford to reward customers with shopping bargains. And reward they do!
Even if shopping is sometimes fun on Black Friday weekend (or not), Thanksgiving is so loved not because of the shopping but because families finally get to take a break together and enjoy a traditional meal. It has become one of the busiest times of the year for traveling with millions coming “home” for the holiday. And of course, Thanksgiving begins the Christmas holiday season.
Thankfulness and gratitude are openly proclaimed this time of year. We Americans are thankful for our families, our friends, our country, and all the blessings that America has given us.
For the next two weeks, I’m going to post as much material as I can find regarding this wonderful holiday. I sincerely hope that you have someone special to enjoy this time of year with.