Is Washington’s Original Thanksgiving Day Proclamation a Warning for All?

By the President of the United States of America, a Proclamation. Whereas it is the duty of all Nations toacknowledge the providence of Almighty God, to obey his will, to be grateful for his benefits, and humbly to implore his protection and favorand whereas both Houses of Congress have by their joint Committee requested me to recommend to the People of the United States a day of public thanksgiving and prayer to be observed by acknowledging with grateful hearts the many signal favors of … [Read more...]

I’ve Got Plenty To Be Thankful For: 101 and Counting…

Sometime it's the simple stuff that means the most. As we prep for Thanksgiving Day celebrations, I'm tempted to focus on everything I could complain about. All the stuff that hasn't gone my way. There's no shortage of them, that's for sure.But I choose to take a page from Bing -- Bing Crosby, that is -- and recall this song from Holiday Inn. I've got plenty to be thankful for / I haven't got A great big yachtTo sail from shore to shore / Still I've got plenty to be thankful forI've got p … [Read more...]