When speaking about parties born in America, Halloween has been popular for children and adults for several years. Trick or treat has become even more popular than the traditional Carnival.
In autumn, however, there is another celebration that would be nice to celebrate: it’s Thanksgiving. It is celebrated every 4th Thursday of the month of November, in memory of the friendship born in the distant 1600 between a group of Calvinist pilgrim fathers, emigrated from Europe and escaped from the shipwreck and a tribe of Native Americans, the Wampanoags, who welcomed them in own lands.
Over the years, Thanksgiving has become a celebration linked to the family: tradition has it that all members gather around a laid table (baked turkey is the typical dish), finding time and space for the affections and remembering to thank for all that has been received.
THANK YOU it is a beautiful word, which in our parts, in families, is heard more and more rarely.
And we can’t help but think about how much life at home would be more beautiful if we all taught our children the importance of being grateful.
And since children do not learn from words, but from our example, we could begin by reminding us to say THANK YOU … maybe not only on the 4th Thursday in November, but every day!
Each of us has something to be grateful for and someone to thank. It is nice that everyone does it in his own way, with words or without words, but with the heart, always. Because gratitude is an extraordinary feeling, which is good for those who give it and to those who receive it, because it makes them feel loved.
And so today we want to dedicate a thought and send our THANK YOU to all the Mothers, to all the Dads, to all the Grandparents, to all the people who commit themselves every day with love to bring smiles to their children’s eyes.
We want to let them know that they are important and that not an ounce of their effort will go to waste. That although they are not perfect, they are unique and irreplaceable in the eyes of their children. We want to tell them that for their tenacity we admire them, and that we want to be at their side, in the wonderful adventure of growing together.