There are not many places in the world where a day is set aside, given National Holiday status, as a time to reflect and give thanks for what you have and who you have near you. It’s a strange and beautiful holiday, one that we definitely take for granted. And we shouldn’t.
It’s not a religious event, not for all of us, anyway. And it’s not just a warmup for the steps we’ll take and the elbows we’ll throw as Black Friday approaches. There will be time for stress and shopping soon enough. For now, here’s wishing each and every one of us a happy and warm Thanksgiving, with friends, family and food, a day that inspires gratitude that will last for the weeks and months to come.