Thanksgiving Day is a holiday celebrated primarily in the United States and Canada. Thanksgiving is celebrated each year on the second Monday of October in Canada and on the fourth Thursday of November in the United States. Because of the longstanding traditions of the holiday, the celebration often extends to the weekend that falls closest to the day it is celebrated. Several other places around the world observe similar celebrations. Historically, Thanksgiving had roots in religious and cultural tradition. Today, Thanksgiving is primarily celebrated as a secular holiday. Happy Thanksgiving 2012 to all of you……………..
“Got no checkbooks, got no banks. Still I’d like to express my thanks.” –Irving Berlin
“I would rather be able to appreciate things I cannot have than to have things I am not able to appreciate.” —Elbert Hubbard
“Gratitude consists of being more aware of what you have, than what you don’t.” –-Unknown
“We often take for granted the very things that most deserve our gratitude.” –Cynthia Ozick
“What we’re really talking about is a wonderful day set aside on the fourth Thursday of November when no one diets. I mean, why else would they call it Thanksgiving?” –Erma Bombeck
“Thanksgiving is so called because we are all so thankful that it only comes once a year.” –P. J. O’Rourke
“You know that just before that first Thanksgiving dinner there was one wise, old Native American woman saying, “Don’t feed them. If you feed them, they’ll never leave.” –Dylan Brody
“Thanksgiving is the day when you turn to another family member and say, “How long has Mom been drinking like this?” My Mom, after six Bloody Marys looks at the turkey and goes, “Here, kitty, kitty.” –David Letterman
“Thanksgiving is an emotional time. People travel thousands of miles to be with people they only see once a year. And then discover once a year is way too often.” –Johnny Carson
“If the only prayer you said in your whole life was, “thank you,” that would suffice.” -Meister Eckhart
“No duty is more urgent than that of returning thanks.” -Anonymous
“On Thanksgiving Day we acknowledge our dependence.” -William Jennings Bryan
God gave you a gift of 86,400 seconds today. Have you used one to say “thank you?” -William A. Ward
“Gratitude is the sign of noble souls.” -Anonymous
May your stuffing be tasty
May your turkey plump,
May your potatoes and gravy
have nary a lump.
May your yams be delicious
and your pies take the prize,
and may your Thanksgiving dinner
stay off your thighs!