a day of thanks and acknowledging blessings.

That's what today is really about.

Count your blessings, from our heavenly father, and be grateful for them.

It's not about feeling guilty for celebrating a holiday that is marred in a weird history, or having to do something so radical you don't even celebrate at all.

It's about being grateful. Dig into that.

celebrate (v.)

mid-15c., “to perform publicly with appropriate rites,” originally of the Mass, from Latin celebratus “much-frequented; kept solemn; famous,” past participle of celebrare “assemble to honor,” also “to publish; sing praises of; practice often,” originally “to frequent in great numbers,” from celeber “frequented, populous, crowded;” with transferred senses of “well-attended; famous; often-repeated.” Its etymology is unknown.


grateful (adj.)

1550s, “pleasing to the mind,” also “full of gratitude, disposed to repay favors bestowed,” from obsolete adjective grate “agreeable, pleasant,” from Latin gratus “pleasing” (from suffixed form of PIE root *gwere- (2) “to favor”). “A most unusual formation” [Weekley]. A rare, irregular case of English using -ful to make an adjective from an adjective (the only other one I can find is direful “characterized by or fraught with something dreadful,” 1580s). Related: Gratefully (1540s); gratefulness.

Grateful often expresses the feeling and the readiness to manifest the feeling by acts, even a long time after the rendering of the favor; thankful refers rather to the immediate acknowledgment of the favor by words. [Century Dictionary]


Today, give thanks for what he's given you. #thanksgiving

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