An American Holiday

“I would maintain that thanks are the highest form of thought; and that gratitude is happiness doubled by wonder.”  ~G.K. Chesterton

Thanksgiving is a distinctly American holiday.  It’s such a big deal I had always assumed that it was a global event, but it’s not. I made a new friend visiting from Finland this week named Jouni.  He will celebrate Thanksgiving for the first time this year with a large group of friends in Atlanta. He was telling me how excited he was to try traditional American food, watch American football, and perhaps witness a family argument.  His perception of Thanksgiving was shaped by movies and television shows.  It will be interesting to see if the reality measures up to his expectations.

I wish you all a Happy Thanksgiving and hope the “traditional” family arguments are skipped this year!


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