Another thought for Thanksgiving: be grateful, not gluttonous. The gratitude of the pilgrims centered on surviving the harsh conditions in which they lived. In the face of our local employment and housing woes, national economic hardships, and global resource conflicts, it would serve us well to remember: any surplus we enjoy is a celebration and also an acknowledgement that not everyone is as fortunate.
The following article by Zak Stone for Good Magazine (online) expresses this notion much more effectively than I can.
- Thanksgiving: It’s not just about the turkey (yellowinspiration.wordpress.com)
- Waste Not: 8 Ways to Reduce Thanksgiving Day Waste (mantrameds.wordpress.com)