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Thanksgiving Blessings

The first Thanksgiving was celebrated in 1621 to give thanks for a bountiful harvest. The meal was shared between the Pilgrims and Native Americans with foods whose origin was North American such as pumpkin, cranberries, corn and of course, the native bird known as the wild turkey. The Pilgrim's harvest would not have been so plentiful were it not for the Native Americans who taught them what would grow well in their new land. Today the tradition of a Thanksgiving turkey still exists and, although a good harvest is not the purpose of the celebration, it is still a time to give thanks for one's blessings, whatever they may be. Having You in my life is what I am thankful for today and every day. You are my blessing.


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