I wonder, this Thanksgiving if we draw out of our overfilled selves, soaring forward in time, and we peer back at this page in history -- do we observe a "thanks giving nation" or do we simply see treachery?
Thank you to all of our ancestors, those that left their homes for a better life in America and those that embraced the refugees of yesteryear, helping them find their way. I am grateful for what you built. I hope this generation continues those principles.
Thanksgiving is upon us. Everyone I know is putting the finishing touches on their menus for the big holiday feast. Recipes for the perfect turkey, gravy, and pumpkin pie can be found on numerous TV talk shows, magazines, and blogs. Nowhere have I seen a recipe for preparing the most crucial element of a great holiday meal: Your kids.
The culture where I have grown up, we do not have the concept of Thanksgiving as a single day for the whole nation. We do have our myriad festivals an...
Without a doubt, each child that has come to live with me has made me a better person in some way. To me, there is no difference between biological, adoptive, or foster child; they are all children I have been fortunate enough to care for as my own.
Every Thanksgiving at around 4:30 p.m., Michael, my stepdad who I consider my dad-dad, starts nudging my mom, sister, and me to get moving.
It's impossible to make sense out of the news these days, because we have a feeling that we cannot impact on such matters directly. Things happen too far away and out of our control. But, changing the world can start locally.
Part of your family wants traditions to stay exactly the same, others want to change everything. Conflicting desires, broken hearts, lots of attention when you'd rather just hide in your blanket fort until the whole thing is over -- it's too much.
Are you ready for Thanksgiving? There are numerous things that may make you anxious about the big day, but one of them shouldn't be how to keep it eco-friendly. Here is my checklist for things you should do now to have a happy and eco-friendly Thanksgiving Day.
Of course Thanksgiving can be great fun what with the food, the family, and the friends. But all of that can be a lot to coordinate.
Make this Friendsgiving one for the books.
You're already spending a lot of time in the kitchen pouring all sorts of love into the delicious meal you're making for your crew, so why not go the extra mile and use your Thanksgiving leftovers to create a major DIY beauty moment?
Positive psychology research has uncovered an array of behaviors, beliefs and character traits that strongly correlate with well-being. In the various lists of these traits now in circulation, gratitude and thankfulness are present in virtually every one.
This Thanksgiving, you could pull out the same old turkey recipe your family has been making for years (decades! millennia!). Or you could take cues from some of the best chefs in the country and treat the bird like they do.
The BBC culinary star Nigella Lawson believes in no-stress simplicity, involving her friends and family in setting the table for a simple yet festive meal rather than overwhelming her guests with hors d'oeuvres, fanciful dishes and elaborately 'gourmet' holiday recipes.
They walk among us -- those agents of change. Sometimes, we just need to be reminded of who they are. Take note of five noteworthy souls striving to make the world a better place.