Celebrating Thanksgiving in Canada!

  Thanksgiving Day in Canada has been a holiday on the second Monday of October since 1957. It is a chance for people to give thanks for a good harvest and other fortunes in the past year. What do people do? Many people have a day off work on the second Monday of October. They often use the three-day Thanksgiving weekend to visit family or friends who live far away, or to receive them in their own homes. Many people also prepare a special meal to eat at some point during the long … [Read more...]

Be Grateful for Everything!‏

Be Grateful for Everything! We set aside November as a special time to be grateful and to be thankful for all our blessings! I'm thinking that it might be a great idea to pause for a few seconds every day to think about something for which we are grateful. Gratitude inspires kindness and connection. I am most grateful for the power of choice. Every day we make thousands of choices about our thoughts, our feelings and our actions. Each choice brings with it it's own consequences. Some … [Read more...]

Black Friday, name ‘originated in Philadelphia’

Black Friday is one of the busiest shopping days in the USA. There are two popular theories as to why the day after Thanksgiving Day is called Black Friday. One theory is that the wheels of vehicles in heavy traffic on the day after Thanksgiving Day left many black markings on the road surface, leading to the term Black Friday. The other theory is that the term Black Friday comes from an old way of recording business accounts. Losses were recorded in red ink and profits in black ink. Many … [Read more...]

Thanksgiving, putting back the ‘Thanks’ into this Holiday

In the United States, fall marks a trifecta of holidays that snowball, picking up speed as they carry us,—often chaotically—from October through the New Year. The party starts with the distinctly non-religious (some would say pagan) celebration of Halloween; progresses to the spiritually inclusive embracing of gratitude that is Thanksgiving; and culminates in various religious observances ranging from Christmas to Hanukkah to Kwanza. Sadly, long before we reach Thanksgiving Day, we are already … [Read more...]

Thanksgiving, 5 ways to use Cranberries in Centerpiece

When cranberries start making an appearance in the grocery store it can only mean one thing: the holidays are upon us! These bright red berries have become a staple of the traditional Thanksgiving meal, but they can do far more than just serve as a delicious side dish. Try utilizing the berries vibrant color to your decorating advantage this Thanksgiving by making one of these five different centerpiece ideas. Tall Vase with Cranberries – Start with a relatively large, clear vase – any … [Read more...]

Stephanie K. Smith – 10 Ways to Share Your Love, Gratitude and Compassion

10 Ways to Share Your Love, Gratitude and Compassion   By Stephanie K. Smith     In honor of Thanksgiving, here are ten ways to spread abundance that will brighten your day – and someone else’s!     1. Write a Thank You (for Being You) Note! It may be old fashioned in these days of e-mails, texts and Facebook wall posts, but sometimes the best things stem from tradition. Take this opportunity to let someone know that you appreciate them – not for something they’ve given you or done, but for … [Read more...]

KOREA – on September 22 is celebrating a Happy Thanksgiving!

  Thanksgiving Day Celebration!  Korea     September 22   Chu Suk is a popular Korean Festival during the harvest season. The festival is also celebrated as a mark of respect to elders. Families visit their ancestral properties in home towns. It is a time for feasting and happiness for Koreans. Offerings are made of newly harvested foods. Songp'yon, crescent-shaped rice cakes stuffed with sesame seeds, chestnut paste or beans, are a Chu Suk … [Read more...]

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