Although we know that our readers come from all over the globe, we still thought that it would be fun to highlight this very American (and Canadian although they celebrate on a different day…) tradition.
For those who don’t know, the Thanksgiving tradition is attributed to the Pilgrims and Puritans who first came to the Americas in the early 1600s to escape from religious persecution. After successfully braving the unpredictable Atlantic and the unknown wilds of the Americas, they decided to set a day aside to recognize all the things they were thankful for–safety, new friends (the Native Americans), etc.
That’s the Thanksgiving story in a nutshell.
In honor of the Thanksgiving tradition, we have decided to name a few things we are thankful for. Feel free to add to our list.
This Thanksgiving we are thankful for….
- Our lives, liberty and our ability to pursue happiness
- The ability to live in a country where freedom of speech is recognized
- A national government that is very active in promoting global recognition of certain fundamental human rights
- A national leader that is committed to developing programs to combat human trafficking happening both within the borders of the US and without it
- The numerous individuals and NGOs around the world who have dedicated themselves to the social justice movement
- And you our readers, because without you we would have never found the motivation to find something to post each and every day for an entire year (what were we thinking?).
HAPPY THANKSGIVING EVERYONE!