We often see #Thanksgiving and #BlackFriday on social media but what’s the history behind it?

Thanksgiving, a holiday that’s commonly celebrated in the US, Canada and many other countries - a day to celebrate and give thanks to the annual harvest. Different countries celebrate it on different days, with the US celebrating on the fourth Thursday of November and Canada celebrates it on the second Monday of October. The Friday that follows after Thanksgiving is known as “Black Friday”, which gets its name from the violence and chaotic traffic caused by all the shopping back in the 50s. 

Now more than ever, most of us are focused on enjoying the sales and celebration (which is great), it is after all the unofficial start to the shopping season that lasts all the way till Christmas. 

However, how many of us actually take the time to stop and reflect on what we’re thankful for? It’s so easy to get caught up in our bustling lives, From our busy careers to our full social calendars, and family obligations — life can come and go as quickly as the seasons. Despite all this, it’s important that we keep ourselves mindful and content with the blessings and opportunities that come our way. 

“Be thankful for what you have; you’ll end up having more. If you concentrate on what you don’t have, you will never, ever have enough.” – Oprah Winfrey


November 28, 2019 — August Berg