Time of Giving Thanks
©1998 by Anton Uhl

pilgrims 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.
It can be easy to take all the good things we have for granted.

Thanksgiving is just a reminder of what we should do each and every day:
We should think about how fortunate we are and be thankful.
Life changes from day to 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.
Then recall the White Boxer slogan:
"Be thoughtful of others, and remember: be good to yourself!"
Everyone is different and everyone has a purpose in the lives we are living together right now.

Be thankful for what you have and who you are...
...and not just on Thanksgiving!

turkey comes to dinner

Here are some truely wonderful links we found about Thanksgiving and the Pilgrims that came on the Mayflower:
The Pilgrims arrive on the Mayflower
A great site! - Caleb Johnson's
Ships, pilgrims, geneology, maps, natives, pictures, +++
Smithsonian Institution affiliate

First Thanksgiving

Kate Waters & Russ Kendall
Take a tour of the Mayflower, meet passengers & crew!

Plimoth virtual tour
Plymouth: It's history and people

The Truth About the Pilgrims and Thanksgiving
Where to Get Help Re-creating a Seventeenth-Century Style Harvest Feast