Mavis and Charles-Clyde have had a very good year. As a matter of fact, they live very happy, healthy lives. Not everyone is always so lucky. There are good times and there are bad times. Over all, they have a lot to be thankful for.
Charles-Clyde reminds us that not everyone lives in a place where they can follow their dreams as easily as we do in America. Most of us have plenty of food, a comfortable home and good friends. Not everyone is this fortunate.
Thanksgiving is just a reminder of what we should do each and every day:
The next time you think you are having a bad day, stop to look around you. You are bound to see someone less fortunate than yourself.
Stop. Take a deep breath.
Be thankful for what you have and who you are...
Here are some truely wonderful links we found about Thanksgiving and the Pilgrims that came on the Mayflower:
A great site! - Caleb Johnson's Mayflowerhistory.com
Ships, pilgrims, geneology, maps, natives, pictures, +++
Smithsonian Institution affiliate
Kate Waters & Russ Kendall
Take a tour of the Mayflower, meet passengers & crew!
Plymouth: It's history and people
Where to Get Help Re-creating a Seventeenth-Century Style Harvest Feast