Thanksgiving is right around the corner. It calls for spending times with the ones you love, while chit chatting with a mouth full of turkey. Many of us are unaware of the history behind Thanksgiving. Some believe the original Thanksgiving feast occurred on the fourth Thursday of November. This is not true because we do not know the exact date, but we know it occurred some time between September 21 and November 11. Additionally, many people believe the Pilgrims wore black and white, and had buckles at the waist and on their shoes. This is also a myth because Pilgrims only wore those colors on special occasions, and buckles did not come into fashion until later in the 1600s. Many of us are unable to belt our pants after Thanksgiving dinner. We have a tradition of eating turkey, mashed potatoes, vegetables, pumpkin pie, etc. Potatoes had no place at the first Thanksgiving, nonetheless, different birds, local vegetables, indigenous fruits, and pumpkins were ate by the Pilgrims. I am sure they needed some time to unwind after their feast.<

Thanksgiving is not celebrated by all, however, it has a wonderful idea that many should believe in. This idea is being thankful. It is a day of being thankful for your loved ones and all that has happened in your life. Shouldn’t a person show he/she is thankful for that someone everyday? Yes, everyone would agree. On the other hand, that is not the case. We tend to take things and people that are in our lives for granted. After you read this, I want you to make a change. I want you to show gratitude every day for the rest of your life. I want you to hold the door for someone or give everyone you see a smile. I want you to do simple deeds and notice that you are not only making a difference in others lives, but your own as well. You might think you already do these simple things everyday, yet you should continue to add to the list. Remember, there is always room for more.

Regine (Teen Blogger)