Thanksgiving has been celebrated for thousands of years, back to the biblical times. In the United States it was not made a national holiday until 1863, thanks in great part to Sara Josepha Hale. She as one of the country's first female editors and also wrote the children's song "Mary Had a Little Lamb". This year for Thanksgiving I will sit down with my family share with them the story of the pilgrims and the troubles they faced. For example, some historians say that the pilgrims were rationed just five kernels of corn per meal during the hard times. Can you imagine that? There would be no need to sit at the dinner table for such a short meal. No reason to dirty up plates. So we have many things to be thankful for this season. Take the time with your friends and family to reflect on what God has done for you and so many blessing that we as Americans have.
So to wrap it up I would like to quote a short prayer said by a former United Nations secretary-general.
"For all that has been--Thanks! To all that shall be--Yes!"