Category : Holidays
Many Americans think of Thanksgiving as a wonderful time to celebrate, getting out of school for a long weekend, family gatherings, watching football, eating a great dinner, and shopping for sales.
This historic American Christian tradition can be traced back to the year 1621 with ongoing changes throughout the years as to how Thanksgiving came to be and what it really means. Interestingly enough, after the Thanksgiving of 1621, the holiday became mostly secular, and forgotten by many. It wasn’t until 1863 that Abraham Lincoln officially recognized the holiday in attempt to unify the North and South with a singular, cultural holiday.
Most of us remember the history of Thanksgiving being the images of pilgrims and natives sitting down together offering a symbol of peace. But it really shouldn’t be about the pilgrims, the Native Americans, or any other group who celebrated it “first.”
Thanksgiving should be a holiday in which we, as individuals should focus on our past, our present circumstances, and future endeavors and give thanks. It should be a day to slow down for a few hours, join hands with our family and friends, and truly reflect on how blessed many of us are. There is so much in this beautiful world to be thankful for, and the least we can do is take a moment to realize that on Thanksgiving Day.
With that being said, all of us at SC Beach Real Estate would like to take this moment to say “Thank You” to all of our past, present and future clients. We appreciate your business!
May you and yours enjoy the many blessings of this Thanksgiving Day.