Thanksgiving should be about being thankful.


I just want to say, to all those happily sharing cartoons and quotes about Thanksgiving being a celebration of American evils perpetrated on the helpless here before us . . . stop it.


Take a moment to simply be thankful. Personally, I am celebrating the blessings in my life. My family, my friends, the moments of wonder I am given, the joys and successes in our lives. Pilgrims and Indians and what they may or may not have done, said, or eaten really doesn’t factor in. It just doesn’t. For me, it is actually about being thankful, something I try to be every day, today is a little more special because I get pie.

I don’t want to take a precious moment to argue about what happened, didn’t happen, should have or shouldn’t have happened. Those events took place a very long time ago, why must we continually use them to divide who we are now?

Like the wise young Queen Elsa says . . . Let it go. Don’t make me sing it, because I will.

Please, please have a beautiful and happy day of thanks.

Crystal Cook

By the way, the past will never be the past if we allow it fester as open wound on the heart of our world. We will never learn from it, choose a better way than those who came before us, or truly love, accept, and respect one another. We should not have to pay now for the mistakes they may have made then.

Food for thought, put some Cool Whip on it and let it digest.

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