The beauty of thanksgiving

Thanksgiving as a way of life

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thanksgiving

 The hustling and bustling, the excitement, the preparation, the announcements, the radio and television discussion about thanksgiving makes one to wonder how it would be devastating if there is no Thanksgiving, but for everyday that passes in our lives we always have a thing or two to say thank you for. Is it the job that we got or the birth of our kids or the house that we bought or the new car that we have or our kids graduating from school and we are happy for the blessing of God by giving us good and understanding neighbors or friends that always want to hear us out and listen to what we have to say and the people we have in our lives. We are thankful for all that has transpired in our lives from different angles of our various lives, starting from the beginning of the year till date.

giving thanks

thanks

It was a great and wonderful day when we went out to the salvation army place to appreciate the thanksgiving, the hall was full of people, the kids were playing around, the adults were discussing, the ushers were helping people with food and other activities in this place and the beauty of it all is the interaction and the happiness you see on people’s face on that particular day, the DJ was there doing his thing and the most exciting part of it was the gift that was given out from the ticket that was given out to everybody and to make it more elaborate was the band that played at this occasion, the little children that were singing and playing around and the host and I then said to myself, no matter what your situation is and whatever you are going through, we need to give thanks for every single day of our lives, for every single breath that we breathe and for the lives of our family and friends.

thanksgiving

thanksgiving

some are in the hospital not able to go out or see friends, but the lives that they have is worth being thankful for and it is always a thing of beauty to say Our father in heaven we thank you, if that is the only prayer we have, it is worth it. We have always been thankful for everyday of our lives and when we sleep and wake up, but the most beautiful thing about thanksgiving is being able to say thank you after all our lives experiences on the thanksgiving day is absolutely amazing.  Some families go out on that day to the movies to have fun which is part of the beauty of thanksgiving.  One other thing that i appreciate and value about the thanksgiving is the black Friday, a lot of family is making preparation for this day so they can buy stuff for a moderate price and enjoy the bliss of the thanksgiving ceremony and another thing that i realize is people going out on black Friday despite the cold to buy stuff for their various families.

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BLACK FRIDAY

cheap shopping day

Black friday shopping

THE EXCITEMENT, THE COURAGE AND THE ACHIEVEMENT

Black Friday is a good and special day to buy basic TV set and another kind of electronics like laptops, mp3 and other products of interest. This is a special day almost like the day when the children of Israel go up to Jerusalem to worship the lord, it is special and significant because a lot of people look forward to it and they already have a plan set for that day, months or weeks before that day, black Friday is very exciting due to the cost of buying things at a low price and this causes eagerness and anxiety for that special day to come and this makes it possible for some people to create a game plan for that day and some go into the habit of finding out when the deals start and when they are expiring, The whole excitement is about saving money to buy things at a cheap rate instead of buying at exorbitant-price which is regular price, part of the excitement is people going out on a queue for hours waiting for the doors of stores to open for them to start shopping. Some people set up their alerts so that they will know when the store opens so they will not miss out on the deal.

English: DC USA, Best Buy, Black Friday
English: DC USA, Best Buy, Black Friday (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

The good thing about this whole episode is that a lot of people are ready to take the risk of staying being in the cold queuing to get what they want and some make a game plan by setting alarms like Google alerts and other alarms so that the deal won’t pass them. Some start looking for flyers as soon as they come out so they can decide exactly what they would love to buy and these are all courageous moves for this special program, Despite that the consumers know they can get these products at other seasons, they prefer the black Friday auction because they believe it’s cheaper and better for them.

English: DC USA, Bed Bath & Beyond, Black Friday
English: DC USA, Bed Bath & Beyond, Black Friday (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Everyone likes getting a good deal, but looking at it critically, is it worth sitting out in a freezing temperature and fighting sleep-deprived crowds for  getting a discounted TV or other goods on Black Friday?, Although there are a few deal-finding tricks and ways that will allow you to forget about any other thing, but enjoy Black Friday savings. I think it is better sitting up at night at home, in your comfortable chair, watching TV instead of standing in a line in the cold. One of the great achievement that goes with black Friday is the honor and pleasure of buying Toys for the young ones during this holiday shopping season at a discounted price. Is it worth staying for hours on end in the cold just for the sake of buying something we want even if it takes some sacrifice?

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WHAT ARE YOUR MOST AND LEAST FAVORITE THINGS ABOUT THE HOLIDAY SEASON?

English: Bahrain (Dec. 6, 2004) - Sailors assi...

English: Bahrain (Dec. 6, 2004) – Sailors assigned to Naval Support Activity (NSA) Bahrain celebrate the holiday season by lighting the base Christmas tree and singing Christmas carols. U.S. Navy photo by Photographer’s Mate 2nd Class Phillip A. Nickerson Jr. (RELEASED) (Photo credit: Wikipedia)


WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE AND UN FAVORITE ABOUT THE HOLIDAY SEASON

HOLIDAYS ARE VERY IMPORTANT OCCASIONS WHICH IS VERY IMPORTANT TO ALL, BUT THE BEAUTY OF IT ALL IS THE EXCITEMENT, EAGERNESS AND ANXIETY THAT COMES WITH IT, FROM BOTH YOUNG OLD.  THERE ARE DIFFERENT KINDS OF HOLIDAYS BUT THE MOST IMPORTANT OF THEM ALL ARE: EASTER,THANKSGIVING AND CHRISTMAS HOLIDAYS AND WHEN YOU THINK ABOUT WHAT IT ENTAILS, YOU REALLY GET EXCITED,ESPECIALLY WHEN YOU HAVE TO SEE FIREWORKS AND GO OUT TO WATCH MOVIES OR GO TO THE BEACH AND A LOT OF OTHER EXCITING PROGRAMS FOR THE HOLIDAY AND THE MOST  EXCITING OF IT ALL, IS THE CAROLS AND MAKING FIREWORKS EVERYWHERE.

English: Public outdoor Ice Skating outside St...

English: Public outdoor Ice Skating outside St Mary’s Cathedral in Sydney, Australia (Photo credit: Wikipedia)


THANKSGIVING IS ANOTHER IMPORTANT HOLIDAY.  EVERYBODY IS ALWAYS IN THE MOOD OF BUYING , ESPECIALLY THE EXCITEMENT OF BLACK FRIDAY WHEN YOU HAVE TO GO TO DIFFERENT STORES TO BUY THINGS THAT YOU WANT AT A VERY GOOD AND REASONABLE RATE,THERE ARE LOTS OF SITUATIONS WHERE PEOPLE GO TO THIS STORES TO QUEUE FOR HOURS FOR THE PURPOSE OF BUYING.  EVERYWHERE IS BUSY AND THERE IS EATING AND DRINKING AND ITS ALL EXCITEMENT ALL THE WAY.

christmas card

christmas card (Photo credit: Stephen Rees)



WHAT IS MY MOST FAVORITE ABOUT THE HOLIDAYS

  •  SHOPPING FOR THE HOLIDAYS
  • TAKING THE KIDS OUT ON EXCURSION AND OUTING
  • COOKING
  • VISITING FRIENDS AND FAMILIES
  • EATING AND DINING WITH FRIENDS AND FAMILIES
  • HOLIDAY TREATS AND DESERTS LIKE COOKIES
  • DECORATING CHRISTMAS TREE
  • SENDING OUT CHRISTMAS CARDS
  • CHRISTMAS CAROL
  • SKIING AND ICE SKATING
  • BUILDING SNOW MEN
English: Carousel set up in Westlake Park, Sea...

English: Carousel set up in Westlake Park, Seattle, Washington, USA for the Holiday Season. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

WHAT ARE MY DISLIKES ABOUT THE HOLIDAYS

  • THE COLD WEATHER PARTICULARLY AT CHRISTMAS TIME
  • DRIVING IN SNOW
  • CLEANING FOR THE HOLIDAYS
  • SHOVELING SNOW

WHAT ABOUT YOU,WHAT ARE YOUR MOST AND LEAST FAVORITE ABOUT THE HOLIDAY SEASON?
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