Longing to Give Thanks

@edvc77 (2143)
Philippines
November 3, 2012 9:50am CST
Most of the people teach their children the magic word, and that is the word "Thank You!" Giving gratitude to God for what He has done and has given and to people who help us is a sign of appreciation and humility. Some people show their gratitude in different ways such as say "thank you," say a prayer, give a thank you card, give gifts in return, or celebrating it such as the "Thanksgiving Day" in America. The truth is I'm longing to have a thanksgiving day in our country wherein families gather, say a prayer of thanks, and eat turkey.:-) I think it is a very significant celebration. What is your opinion about Thanskgiving Day?
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7 responses
@natliegleb (5184)
• India
3 Nov 12
there is no need to wait,just go for it and present your thanks and its the right time on thanksgiving day
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@edvc77 (2143)
• Philippines
3 Nov 12
I agree. I'll go for it and give thanks. :-)
• United States
4 Nov 12
I agree with nataliegleb also , we dont have to wait for specific dates to say thanks and I love you to our love ones . Our family members that are far away we can give them a surprise phone call ," I just call to say thank you" , even that will warm a person heart.
@meowchie (992)
• Philippines
4 Nov 12
We actually practice Thanksgiving Day at home :) It's a fixed fourth Thursday of November yearly =D We are not Americans haha but my mom wanted us to celebrate it too as a together meal :)) You can always cook special food on that day with fruits and etc, ;D Even if it's not an official Thanksgiving Day for Phil, we consider it as a Thanksgiving Day at home. =)) cheers!
@edvc77 (2143)
• Philippines
4 Nov 12
That is great. I will do that as well together with my family. Thanks for the idea. God Bless!
• Indonesia
3 Nov 12
I think every thing to say "Thank you" for some thing that have given to us is Good Action. Every one will happy if some one say thank you for what they had given to other people. And celebrate it with eat turkey, hmm..sound it look like delicious, may be some times I will visit your country to celebrate it too.
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@edvc77 (2143)
• Philippines
3 Nov 12
Thanks. :-)
@Angelpink (4022)
• Philippines
3 Nov 12
Everyday should be a thanks giving day ! We don't need to wait for specific occasion to express our gratitude and love. Any small thing deserve to be thank for and it must be coming from inside . Expressing gratitude is such a best value one have.
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@edvc77 (2143)
• Philippines
3 Nov 12
You have good points here. However, it is great to celebrate it. Thanks.
@beamer88 (4268)
• Philippines
3 Nov 12
Well, we could always do this during Christmas. I know turkey isn't what we Filipinos usually serve, but I don't think there's anything wrong with serving it in lieu of ham. We also say thanks for all the blessings we have received during this time.
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@edvc77 (2143)
• Philippines
3 Nov 12
Yes, that's right. We usually pray at Christmas Eve. And my mother always give thanks to God for all the blessings that year. However, celebrating it is good too. Thanks for your response.
@WakeUpKitty (8706)
• Netherlands
3 Nov 12
We do not have a day like thanksgiving day so I don't know what kind of day that should be. As I understand a day family spents together why eating till they are stuffed? This sounds weird to me since every day should it be possible to be happy with you family, say thanks if you want to thank them and join your meal together. I don't understand what you mean by: most of the people teach their children the magic word.... and giving gratitude to god..." Fact is most people don't believe in the god you mention. Especially in my country most people are not religious at all, already since the 70's. My kids don't need to say thanks if there is nothing to thank for. Especially not to a god they don't know or need. They have plenty of self esteem theirselves and know who they have to thank if it comes to that. They are polite, helpfull, attentive, way more as most people. So we do not need a thanksgiving day to celebrate saying thanks. BTW to my opinion saying "thanks" is worthless if it's just teached and no more as a way to be polite or being accepted.
@edvc77 (2143)
• Philippines
3 Nov 12
Have you wondered that people who are alive, wake up and still breathe the air in the morning? Do we have to thank God that we are still alive and see the sun rises at dawn and that the sun is still visible? I know the fact, that there is a God, a Supreme Being who created everything and human beings. Can science explains the origin of everything? Certainly, not. Who is the missing link who created everything? It is God. And human beings must give their wholeheartedly gratitude to God.
@mariaperalta (19094)
• Mexico
3 Nov 12
I used o love thanksgiving while living in the united states. We dont have that holiday here in Mexico. But my son and I always celebrated it here- with a big turkey dinner. Thanksgiving means alot to me .
@edvc77 (2143)
• Philippines
3 Nov 12
Yes, it means alot to me as well... and the turkey too (just joking :-) ) Thanksgiving is really significant for me.