“He who thanks but with the lips Thanks but in part; The full, the true Thanksgiving Comes from the heart.” – J.A. Shedd

It’s so easy to get caught up in everyday busy lives, but today is a day to give thanks.

The holiday is so much more than just eating a copious dinner, it’s a time to show your gratitude to friends, family, and all that one has in life.

Thanksgiving has historical roots in religious and cultural traditions, it has long been celebrated as a secular holiday as well.

It began as a day of giving thanks and sacrifice for the blessing of the harvest and of the preceding year. Thanksgiving is celebrated on the fourth Thursday of November in the United States. Other countries may celebrate this day on a different date.

The American holiday is particularly rich in legend and symbolism, and the traditional fare of the Thanksgiving meal typically includes turkey, bread stuffing, potatoes, cranberries, and pumpkin pie. With respect to vehicular travel, the holiday is often the busiest of the year, as family members gather with one another.

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Cristina Hodgson

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