From this article:
“Giving thanks for the Creator’s gifts had always been a part of Wampanoag daily life. From ancient times, Native People of North America have held ceremonies to give thanks for successful harvests, for the hope of a good growing season in the early spring, and for other good fortune such as the birth of a child. Giving thanks was, and still is, the primary reason for ceremonies or celebrations.
As with Native traditions in America, celebrations – complete with merrymaking and feasting – in England and throughout Europe after a successful crop are as ancient as the harvest-time itself. In 1621, when their labors were rewarded with a bountiful harvest after a year of sickness and scarcity, the Pilgrims gave thanks to God and celebrated His bounty in the Harvest Home tradition with feasting and sport (recreation). To these people of strong Christian faith, this was not merely a revel; it was also a joyous outpouring of gratitude.”
Should give thanks….. that Covid 19 only kills about 1 % of those aged 50 to 70? The Pilgrims gave thanks after 50% of their people died the previous year. Do we really need our Governors separating older people from their children just to keep the “elite older scum alive?” Who the hell says we are in this together? Do you believe them? Do nurses like Charles Cullen who murdered 300 to 400 care if YOU live or DIE? Did that great Michigan cancer doctor care if YOU lived or died? Check out from Wikipedia Farid T. Fata (Arabic: فريد فتى, born 1965) is a Lebanese-born former hematologist/oncologist and the admitted mastermind of one of the largest health care frauds in American history. He was the owner of Michigan Hematology-Oncology (MHO), one of the largest cancer practices in Michigan. He was arrested in 2013 on charges of prescribing chemotherapy to patients who were either perfectly healthy or whose condition did not warrant chemotherapy.”
Did you ever wonder how the First Pilgrims could be thankful…when we worry so much and hate so much today? Consider THIS: Forty-five of the 102 Mayflower passengers died in the winter of 1620–21, and ALL the Mayflower colonists suffered greatly during their first winter But they were thankful for the plenty of the next year!