Tuesday, November 22, 2016

Giving Thanks..

This is the time to give thanks, time to tell what are we grateful for.  We all know on the fourth Thursday of November, the people of America and Canada give thanks to God for all the blessings they receive throughout the year by feasting and prayer, which is known as Thanks giving day. Thanksgiving Day first started in New England, for thanking God for the abundant harvest of crops. When the first pilgrims arrived in 17th century, the very first winter was rough. Only 46 pilgrims survived out of 102. Next year they celebrate Thanksgiving, along with some Native Indian. During their rough time the Indian helped them a lot. It was probably a harvest festival in the beginning, and a completely religious affair. My son, told me the this history, when he was just 4 years old. He learned the history from Charlie Brown Cartoon. 


Anyway, this Harvest Festival, reminds me my own harvest festival back in India, though very few people , especially the farmers celebrate in their house. I’ve never seen any city people to celebrate in. However,the concept is same, giving thanks to Almighty for the abundant harvest of crop. The festival is called “Nabanna”, “Naba” means new and “Anna” means rice. 
Before coming to the USA, I didn’t have idea about thanks giving. After little bit in Internet, I couldn’t figure it eight years back. When my little one explain the history, I understood totally. I love the festival, as I can give thanks to everyone.


I want to give thanks for everything. 


First thanks to this earth, where I’m leading my life. 


Thanks to my parents for raising me .


Thanks to my sisters for their love and support.


Thanks to my husband for everything he is giving me.


Thanks to my little one for making me mom.


Thanks to all my friends near and far.
And above all I want to give thanks to all my blogger friends whose encouraging comments keep writing for the blog. 



HAPPY THANKSGIVING

18 comments:

  1. What a beautiful post of Thanksgiving, Krishna. I loved every single word. Being thankful is so very special and when we have great blessings, being able to share those words is truly wonderful.

    I'm glad you now know of the history of Thanksgiving but I think you had it all along -- it was simply important to give thanks.

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    1. Thanks a lot Jeanie.. I'm very happy that you have loved my writing.. Happy Thanksgiving..:)

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  2. It is very interesting as an English teacher I teach my students about it happy thanksgiving

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  3. Actually Canada's Thanksgiving is in October. They don't observe ours. Theirs is more about the harvest while ours is about the Pilgrims. As you know from the pics on my blog, I only live about 15 miles from where the Pilgrims landed in Plymouth.

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    1. Thank you.. good to know that. It was a little bit confusing to be. You've made it clear. Thank you. And Happy Thanksgiving..

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  4. Thanksgiving is my favorite holiday (if only it wasn't followed by that sale and buying frenzy weekend) here in the States. There is so much we can be thankful for. Your photos are beautiful.

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  5. We all have a lot to be thankful for. Happy Thanksgiving.
    Amalia
    xo

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  6. Happy Thanksgiving. I like the cute pumpkins! Beautiful festive decorations.

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  7. Nice selection! I wish you happy day! xx

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  8. A wonderful post and it is always good to be thankful!
    Happy Thanksgiving - hope your headache clears up quickly!

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  10. What a beautiful post! Happy Thanksgiving to you!
    I have to tell you, I am Canadian and our Thanksgiving is in October. Ours has more to do with harvest time and family coming together to give thanks.
    Big Hugs!

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  12. Hi Krishna...I hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving Day with your family! Thank you for visiting my blog and your sweet comment. The Lord has blessed my family tremendously over this past year and we are eternally grateful for His love and grace! Have a wonderful week ahead :)

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  13. Thanksgiving is my favorite holiday, because family and friends gather to enjoy each other. No gifts required except the gift of time together. I am so glad that your son was able to help you understand it!

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  14. It sounds like you are a thankful person. That blue doily is so pretty on the table. I love blue in the home. Your coffee corner is charming. I noticed it right away, as I'm a coffee lover. :)

    ~Sheri

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