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Happy Thanksgiving! Do You Reflect on What You're Thankful for On This Day?

The Big Question 2012/11/22 09:00:00
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  • JustMe 2012/12/06 06:28:13
    No
    JustMe
    not really my thing
  • Irene Cochran 2012/11/25 04:16:33
    Yes
    Irene Cochran
    My family,Friends and God my Father.
  • Maleficent 2012/11/23 21:43:13
    Yes
    Maleficent
    been there. done that.
  • rbeas 2012/11/23 15:38:13
    Yes
    rbeas
    At 63 I am just thankful I did not soil my underware during Thanksgiving dinner.
  • P. Sturm 2012/11/23 13:18:25
    No
    P. Sturm
    No more than I do any other day.
  • Astoria Malfoy♥ Bass Redfer... 2012/11/23 07:23:20
    No
    Astoria Malfoy♥ Bass Redfern ~*In Harry Potter I Trust
    Thanksgiving day is a national celebration of genocide, what is to celebrate?
    You should be thankful all year long.
  • SexySheDevilicious 2012/11/23 07:06:46
    Yes
    SexySheDevilicious
    But, also reflection on the people & events, good & bad, that I'm thankful for having to meet & experience, since now those people are no longer here with me.
  • jubil8 BN-0 PON 2012/11/23 04:11:53
    No
    jubil8 BN-0 PON
    Not this year. My cousin and his wife buried their youngest daughter Tuesday. Thinking about being grateful for anything makes me feel very selfish.
  • Cat 2012/11/23 04:00:39
    Yes
    Cat
    +1
    I am thankful that God let me be born in a country that works through it's problems with laws and minimal violence, where all people are equal before the law, and for the most part have a good opportunity to be successful in life. I am thankful for the bounty that has always surrounded me, Though I was once homeless, God provided a family to take me in. I never lacked for clothes or food or friends. Now I share my bounty as I am able to show my thanks.
    Most of all I thank God for being a loving God who cares about us so much that he gave us all the opportunity to be his adopted children and live forever with Him in his glorious kingdom.
  • Jrogers 2012/11/23 03:55:24
    Yes
    Jrogers
    I spent the day with my sister and her kids and husband and my grandsons and my youngest son - it was a vvery good day
  • ajracestables1 2012/11/23 03:42:33
    No
    ajracestables1
    I try to reflect that I am thankfull for everything everyday!
  • Tattoo Nana 2012/11/23 03:42:11
    Yes
    Tattoo Nana
    Even though it's cliche, we do all try to express thanks for the good things in our lives.
  • Nomad Telepath A.M.O.R.C 2012/11/23 02:05:45
    Yes
    Nomad Telepath A.M.O.R.C
    Oh yeah. I'm thankful for peace of mind and family
  • Max7 2012/11/23 02:04:45
    Yes
    Max7
    +2
    I do, however, at 74 years of age, with much of my family still in tact including my 94 year old mother, experiencing fairly good health, , my needs are met on a daily basis, and I have a wonderful Church family, I find myself pretty much thanking God for each and everyday that he has blessed me with. Thanksgiving is just a ittle icing on the cake.
  • Anna 2012/11/23 01:51:24
    No
    Anna
    Well, I thought of a few nice things today but I didn't really think about them much and most of my day was not fun, happy or loving. Just wiped out (tired for one, didn't get much sleep cause of company and arguing) and everyone controlling me except my dad.
  • EmoMcParland 2012/11/23 01:49:19
    Yes
    EmoMcParland
    Yes I'm humbled and Thankful every year.
  • darlenedoskas1969 2012/11/23 01:24:43 (edited)
    No
    darlenedoskas1969
    being Canadian, we celebrate Thanksgiving in October, but personally, I don't celebrate at all... I tend, instead, to spend time reflecting on the genocide of the Native American Peoples, by the European Christian settlers who were kept from starvation by the "Savages" they later attempted to destroy
  • Cat darlene... 2012/11/23 03:25:32
    Cat
    Have you ever looked at the stats regarding what religions we Native Americans practice today? I think you'll be surprised.
  • darlene... Cat 2012/11/23 03:54:09
    darlenedoskas1969
    no, not surprised in the least...
    my great-grandmother was raised, and died a Christian, off-reserve... it was the only way her parents knew to keep her out of the residential schools... they denied her their heritage... and me mine

    the people I am friends with, however, prefer their ancestral beliefs, and have helped me re-claim some of what was denied my grandfather's mother...

    I feel how I feel, you feel how you feel. that is as it should be.
  • Cat darlene... 2012/11/23 04:11:04
    Cat
    +1
    I know the old religion an I respect it as our heritage, I've danced ceremonially in a couple of longhouses, but as you said, I chose not to renounce Jesus as my Lord and savior. It is my choice, and for most of us it is a choice, nobody makes anybody go to church anymore.
    My grandaddy was sent to "Indian School" and it was the best thing that ever happened to him. It got him an education and over a thousand miles from his res. He never went back, but he taught the traditions to his kids so they wouldn't be forgotten.
  • jujunme 2012/11/23 00:31:52
    Yes
    jujunme
    of course and i also reflect on those much less fortunate especially those who lost so much due to hurricane Sandy.not a very happy holidayofr these people, so sad!
  • merlinskiss 2012/11/23 00:26:16
    No
    merlinskiss
    It is just a day like any other and neither better, worse, or special, it's just highly commercialized which is to bad. We always used it as an excuse to get together but then, we did that anyway when the fancy struck.
  • SIMPATTYCO 2012/11/23 00:02:34
    Yes
    SIMPATTYCO
    all 12 here took turns
  • helenaa.gstatus 2012/11/22 23:50:15
    Yes
    helenaa.gstatus
    I'm am alive in a loving family and a household of angels.
  • Tigger Too 2012/11/22 23:48:54
    Yes
    Tigger Too
    +1
    Yes, I always pause on Thanksgiving Day to count my blessings. Even those who aren't religious can still take the time to express their gratitude for the good things in life that they have. Most of us pray only when we want something or to strike a bargain. [e.g., Lord if You get me out of THIS one, or if You'll do THIS for me, then I promise to...] I don't think it's asking too much for us to thank God for the many blessings He's bestowed upon us on the one day each year, Thanksgiving Day, set aside for such reflections. Happy Turkey Day to all my friends here on SodaHead!
  • MsDianna 2012/11/22 23:48:37
    Yes
    MsDianna
    yes I talk to my sister on the phone and I her how much I love her and appreciate her.
    I have a wonderful loving husband and three sons and a grandson that I thank God for everyday! And I'm thankful for living in Oklahoma! Praise God!
  • Jesse-Tired of Liberal Lunacy 2012/11/22 23:44:55
    Yes
    Jesse-Tired of Liberal Lunacy
    +1
    I sure do because no matter what, somebody, somewhere has it worse than me.
  • Bocephus 2012/11/22 23:36:00
  • rightagain 2012/11/22 23:16:49
    Yes
    rightagain
    +1
    This year I am very thankful.
    very thankful glitter
    My young son declined to go with some friends that were drinking. Two hours later they crashed their car in a most horrific way and died.

  • MsDianna rightagain 2012/11/22 23:53:09
    MsDianna
    +2
    Thank you JESUS for saving her son! Be with the families of the kids that were taken. We never know when we send them out the door if that will be the last time so always love them with all of your heart! Thank you Lord!
  • mm61675 rightagain 2012/11/23 00:45:46
    mm61675
    +1
    wow. so sad to hear but it wasn't your son's time
  • Cat rightagain 2012/11/23 03:27:41
    Cat
    +1
    Your family was truly blessed.
  • Anonymouse ~superdoge~ 2012/11/22 23:01:09
    No
    Anonymouse ~superdoge~
    Just a normal day for us...
  • Dave 2012/11/22 21:28:04
    Yes
    Dave
  • Cat Dave 2012/11/23 03:38:03
    Cat
    Check out the Gamwing. This is what the Delawares called their Thanksgiving festival. Most other eastern Algonquian tribes had similar traditions back in the day. I believe this was the impetus the Wampanoag and Pilgrims' harvest festival.
  • Dave Cat 2012/11/23 04:40:09
    Dave
    That pic is from PBS' mini-series "After The Mayflower" and this is a scene with the Wampanoag. I watched it online last year but it doesn't seem to be available this year. It's on the History Channel site.
  • Cat Dave 2012/11/23 04:58:02
    Cat
    Have you ever watched the Disney movie "Squanto, a Warrior's Tale"?
    Good flick, makes a good point with use of much creative license.

    Google "Gamwing". I believe this was the impetus the Wampanoag and Pilgrims' harvest festival. (PS "demi-gods" can also be called spirits or angels)
  • Jade 2012/11/22 20:38:13
    Yes
    Jade
    And I start to think about what to edit out of my life as well to make it happier and streamline it.
  • Kiki,Pixie,Worm 2012/11/22 20:37:18
    Yes
    Kiki,Pixie,Worm
    Kind of........
  • Omni 2012/11/22 19:59:53 (edited)
    No
    Omni
    Thanksgiving is another stupid holiday full of feigning love, and parading about a thin line between appreciation and avarice. How convenient that the most deplorable day of the year is preceded by Thanksgiving. People don't even wait until Thanksgiving is over most of the time.

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