Then, I discovered Angelina Jolie hates Thanksgiving
and wants no part in rewriting history like so many other Americans.
A friend of hers says, “To celebrate what the white settlers did to the native Indians, the domination of one culture over another, just isn’t her style.
She definitely doesn’t want to teach her multi-cultural family how to celebrate a story of murder.”
According to some sources, Angelina Jolie is so disgusted by "Thanksgiving", she takes her kids out of the country so they are not around the madness that is embodied in the holiday.
And sadly, the records prove her right about the genocide of those Indians by the pilgrims AFTER Thanksgiving: the first true Black Friday.
Does Angelina Jolie have a point, or has she completely missed the point of having a holiday just to remind ourselves to be grateful for the blessings in our lives? What do you think?
For me, Thanksgiving is a more healing holiday than what Christmas has degenerated into today:
Thanksgiving is a holiday that is all about counting our blessings and sharing a meal with loved ones. It is not about presents and shopping and commercialism.
(That's for the day AFTER Thanksgiving!)
In our plugged in, high-tech world, Thanksgiving is a time when we can focus on the truly important things in life:
spending time with those we love and taking stock of all we have to be grateful for.
It is a time to embrace traditions, both old and new, and to celebrate our families, both the ones we are born into and the ones we choose.
Many families choose to use Thanksgiving as a time to bless others who are less fortunate, by sharing their own bounty.
While living our busy day-to-day lives and dealing with the problems that are too common in our society, a poor economy, unemployment, or health issues, it's easy forget about the good things in our lives:
our families, our friends, our pets and our homes.
There are precious few days in a year when we can simply spend time with those we love.
Thanksgiving offers the perfect moment to pause and reflect on all that's happened through the spring and summer and to enjoy the warmth of those who will see us through the coming year.
For what are you thankful?