This year we have so much to be Thankful for! Already in January, we got the opportunity to bring my dear husband home, and join our home based business. It has given us the freedom to travel and yet still be working if needed; It has given us the opportunity of working together, and have fun at the same time, and it has given us the blessing of helping so many people to a better quality of life. Also we have the time freedom to talk to our family in Denmark more often, as we don’t have to fit it in to a work schedule!
Being from another country, we take pride in learning about the American Holidays and customs. We do not celebrate Thanksgiving in Denmark, but it didn’t take long to adopt this Holiday of celebration!
I’m sure many Americans are not aware of why we celebrate Thanksgiving, so therefore a little trivia about the Holiday of gratitude 🙂
Did you know that Thanksgiving was first celebrated back in 1621?
With the help of Indians the pilgrims survived a bitter winter and had a bountiful harvest. In celebration a traditional English harvest festival lasting 3 days brought the pilgrims and natives to unite in a “Thanksgiving” observance. George Washington proclaimed it a National holiday in 1789 and Lincoln proclaimed the last Thursday in November in 1863. In 1941 it was sanctioned a legal holiday….. read the whole story here
Why this history lesson?
Because this is a time of gratitude and thankfulness; Every day we are so busy, we forget to be thankful for what we’ve got. All the sudden another week went by, then a month and before you know it, a new year arrives…
If you are not already keeping a Gratitude Journal, this Thanksgiving is a perfect tome to start. Simply download the Gratitude app to your phone and start!
Also, being Grateful is very healthy for you. Check out my SevenSteps – one of them is Gratitude.
What to eat
Holidays and Family gatherings is not only about gratitude, but also about enjoying a great meal (unfortunately not always home cooked), and spoiling the kids with extra candy. It often results in the adults being exhausted by eating all that food and the kids are hyper active because of all the sugar…. To avoid that – why not try to make some healthy choices instead of buying and using all the processed- canned- GMO- or pesticide sprayed foods. Celebrate the harvest – use fresh, preferable locally grown whole food – find inspiration here
Happy Thanksgiving everyone!