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On this Day of Giving Thanks

November 26, 2009

Why Couldn't the President Pardon a Turkey of Color? I'm kidding.

I’m sure that all of you are aware of what this day really is. When the Pilgrims came to America, they had a fest with the Native Americans to give thanks to each other and God for getting the Pilgrims there safely. Unfortunately, the happiness ended. The Pilgrims killed the majority of the Native Americans. Very few Native Americans exist today. As a result of this mass murder, the American government has given the Native Americans their own land and they receive many benefits such as help with the cost of college. Sure, this is great stuff, but think about the thousands who died.

America has removed itself from what Thanksgiving really is. It moved to being a holiday where people give thanks to their loved ones and God. Today, give thanks to everyone in your life and thank God as well. Sometimes we forget to do that. Pray and honor the Native Americans. Pray for those who don’t have it as good as yourself especially those who don’t have a home to go to tonight. Donate your time if you’re not doing anything. Go to Google or http://service.gov/ to look for something to do. You don’t have to make this about yourself and family. Enrich a stranger’s life.

Today, I’ll be eating with my family. It will be the first time in about three years. I’m excited. Before I fill my belly, I’ll be at my church serving dinner. What am I thankful for? God for giving me a new day everyday and getting me to where I am at today. I’m also thankful for friends and family who keep me sane and shower me with love.

Today, go out and be great. God bless you all.

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