Mon 30 Nov 2009
For a foreigner living in America like me, some American traditions might seem very foreign. Thanksgiving is one of these holidays you seldom here about unless you are here and hear the excitement in the student’s faces as they await the needed break! For me, the first question was, “What are they thankful about?” It is not like I am “the Grinch” or anything, but I just wanted to understand why people take 4 days out of their year to be thankful. I suddenly found out that there is a historical background to it, but nowadays, it is simply about being thankful. Isn’t that just awesome? Have a holiday to just be thankful about things. So, there is something I am thankful for: Thanksgiving! And wherever I go I will remind the people I meet with, in the US or elsewhere of the importance of being thanksgiving! By the way, Messiah College, thanks for giving us an extra day of holidays! Much needed!