According to Kim

‘Tis what season?

with 3 comments

Warning …here comes an annual gripe …

Halloween is barely over and Christmas season has begun.  Everywhere I go I see Christmas.  Whatever happened to Thanksgiving?  I always get bent out of shape over this time of year.  Autumn is my favorite time of year and Thanksgiving marks an important part of this season.  How soon we forget what our ancestors endured, not every harvest was abundant, they didn’t have vending machines.  The Pilgrims were thankful to their friend Squanto for teaching them how to produce a good harvest.  In return, the Pilgrims held a celebration of food, feasting and prasing of God.  To show how grateful they were, they invited the Wampanoag people to join in the festivities with them. 

What should we take from this?  In 1612, people of different races and different beliefs were working together for the common good.  Please take time this month to enjoy November.  Be thankful for the colorful leaves, chilly nights, and the fact that you have food on your table. 



Written by Kim

November 3, 2007 at 3:11 pm

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  1. I agree, we should take time to just enjoy life. In today’s speedy world, that is the most sound advice. On the Thanksgiving note, some readers might find the recently published A Cultural History of the Native Peoples of Southern New England: Voices from Past and Present of interest. There is a lot of information in the book on how the Wampanoag and other tribes held the first Thanksgiving. It is very informative.


    November 4, 2007 at 8:04 am

  2. Amen sister! I hate rushing the seasons…except maybe at the end of winter when I am waiting for spring to get out into my garden! LOL
    Happy Sunday!


    November 4, 2007 at 3:48 pm

  3. Yeah, every year it’s a rush. And every year that rush seems to get a little more rushed 😛


    November 5, 2007 at 10:29 am

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