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On October 3, 1863 a Proclamation from the President of the United States of America was sent out wherein Abraham Lincoln’s established Thanksgiving day as a federal holiday…
“The year that is drawing towards its close, has been filled with the blessings of fruitful fields and healthful skies. To these bounties, which are so constantly enjoyed that we are prone to forget the source from which they come, others have been added, which are of so extraordinary a nature, that they cannot fail to penetrate and soften even the heart which is habitually insensible to the ever watchful providence of Almighty God…….I do therefore invite my fellow citizens in every part of the United States, and also those who are at sea and those who are sojourning in foreign lands, to set apart and observe the last Thursday of November next, as a day of Thanksgiving and Praise to our beneficent Father who dwelleth in the Heavens. And I recommend to them that while offering up the ascriptions justly due to Him for such singular deliverances and blessings, they do also, with humble penitence for our national perverseness and disobedience, commend to His tender care all those who have become widows, orphans, mourners or sufferers in the lamentable civil strife in which we are unavoidably engaged, and fervently implore the interposition of the Almighty Hand to heal the wounds of the nation and to restore it as soon as may be consistent with the Divine purposes to the full enjoyment of peace, harmony, tranquillity and Union.”
Such rich meaning lies within these words and such a trust of our nation into the hands of Almighty God. I hope this minute of reflection on the purpose and creation of our food-filled, pie eating holiday might bring us to a greater reminder of our purpose on earth.
What a wise dude!
It is a day of thanksgiving and praise to our Father in Heaven. And so for us, it was such day. We had a family reunion with all of my mother’s siblings and spent the whole day enjoying the presence of one another.
We had the traditional football game.
And of course we needed to chop some wood for a marshmallow roasting fire.
Then the happy children took over and roasted marshmallows to their heart’s content.
And of course we had a surprise cameo from Leonardo Dicaprio 😉
Be Thankful!
-S

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