#tbt: The First Thanksgiving

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Although we’re quite sure it happened a little differently than this (and many would say this was the tragic beginning of the end of the Native American culture), for us this image conjures up memories of elementary school history classes and the lessons we learned of sharing and acceptance. Those lessons were important back then, and they remain important today.

They also serve as a good reminder that we always should keep our minds and hearts open to everyone, no matter who they are and no matter where they come from. Inside we’re all the same–people who want to gather around a table, sharing stories and memories and the good, comforting company of our loved ones, the people we hold near and dear to our hearts, and the people we call our family (no bloodlines necessary). Continue reading “#tbt: The First Thanksgiving”

Holiday · Modern Nostalgia · Throwback Thursday

#tbt: Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade


What would Thanksgiving morning be without the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade?

What? You haven’t tuned in for how many years? Since you were a kid?

You are missing out…

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Modern Nostalgia

Music Monday: Get Your Gratitude in Gear


“The real gift of gratitude is that the more grateful you are, the more present you become.” – Robert Holden

November is of course the month that we celebrate Thanksgiving in the United States. Imagine that! A whole day dedicated to giving thanks! But why wait until the end of the month to express gratitude? Why not show friends and family appreciation today and every day?

Today’s Music Monday Mix is all about giving thanks to the people who matter. Here’s our list of 7 great “Thank You” songs from years gone by that are sure to remind you to shower some appreciation on those who make you feel happy, loved, and alive.  Continue reading “Music Monday: Get Your Gratitude in Gear”