The 2 prevailing themes of my Thanksgiving Day posts have to do with the capitalistic/private property hankerings of out fore fathers, and the bounty that God has bestowed upon this great nations of ours. Giving thanks for what we have, a direct product of the entrepreneurial spirit formulated in our early years, and sharing this bounty with our neighbors, an American tradition going back to George Washington;
By the President of the United States of America, a Proclamation.
Whereas it is the duty of all nations to acknowledge the providence of Almighty God, to obey His will, to be grateful for His benefits, and humbly to implore His protection and favor; and—Whereas both Houses of Congress have, by their joint committee, requested me “to recommend to the people of the United States a day of public thanksgiving and prayer, to be observed by acknowledging with grateful hearts the many and signal favors of Almighty God, especially by affording them an opportunity peaceably to establish a form of government for their safety and happiness:”
I found this Prager U. video last week that encapsulates perfectly that palm/forehead marriage as experienced by the pilgrims;
And, as they say, the rest is history.
Happy Thanksgiving to all, may your day be blessed with good food and the comfort of a loving family. And if the need strikes, float some bucks to those worthy charities that feed the less fortunate.
Deuteronomy 15:10-11 Give generously to the poor, not grudgingly, for the Lord your God will bless you in everything you do. There will always be some in the land who are poor. That is why I am commanding you to share freely with the poor and with other Israelites in need.