Wednesday, November 25, 2015

Happy Thanksgiving

Each year on the fourth Thursday in November, Americans gather for a day of feasting, football and family.
Thanksgiving Centerpiece

As strangers and loved ones gather around for Thanksgiving, we recall all the wonderful times spent and shared together. 

Counting our blessings for the gift of love and companionship. Sharing happy thoughts, optimistic plans, and developing dreams with our loved ones. 

The First Thanksgiving 1621, oil on canvas
Jean Leon Gerome Ferris (1899).

Much like Columbus Day, Thanksgiving is seen by some as a celebration of the conquest and genocide of the natives by the colonists.

For us wonder | wander | women we have sat in many parts of this divide - descendants of colonists, living as natives back home, and in our current relocated hearths - we empathize and commiserate with all.

Wishing you all a blessed and happy Thanksgiving!

Although ultimately we bow our heads in prayer and thanks - grateful to be well and nourished on any given day! [We are marking this special occasion with a new blog banner!]

While today’s Thanksgiving celebration may be unrecognizable to those at the original 1621 harvest meal, it continues to be a day for many to come together around the table, in shared harmony and gratitude.

Outdoors while the weather still holds.

Find out more about the history of the first and early Thanksgiving celebrations.

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