This week the U.S. will be celebrating Thanksgiving. If you look at the word closely, it isn't just a proper noun, the action of giving thanks is a verb. . The word Thanksgiving is made up of "Thanks" and Giving."
From what I have observed, it seems that many humans spend more time preparing for THE DAY AFTER Thanksgiving (Black Friday, which my Mom and I happen to hate, we think it should be called "Greed Friday", but I digress....), than preparing for and celebrating what Thanksgiving is SUPPOSED to be about. A day of giving thanks for all that we have, and if you want to break it down further, for GIVING to others.
It makes me sad when I see humans not acknowledging that. To many humans, it seems that Thanksgiving is nothing more than a bump in the road to get over in order to celebrate the "real" holidays...Christmas..........and this year because it happens to fall at the same time as Christmas, Chanukah. (Chanukah often falls right after Thanksgiving and a few times it has fallen right ON Thanksgiving).
Each year it seems that Thanksgiving gets pushed further into the background. This year I am putting my paw down and saying "ENOUGH IS ENOUGH!!" Hang tight for just a few more days humans!!! You will be "fa-la-la-la-la'ing" and "Dreidel, dreidel, dreidel'ing" before you know it!!! But for now....
Grab a pen and paper and make a list of what you are giving thanks for. If you want, I will go first! I am thankful for:
toys. I am blessed to have toys to play with!
Home. I am blessed to have a wonderful home. Not all kitties are that lucky.
animal friends all over the world because of my blog. I am lucky to be friends with other cats, and all sorts of animals. I am thankful for each and every one.
Nutrish. For the past couple of years I have been enjoying being an Ambassacat for Nutrish for Cats. I also enjoy EATING my Nutrish!
Kneading comfortable sleeping spots. Gotta get your bed all comfy cozy right?
SUPPER!! Ok, so I call it "dinner" really, but I needed an "S"!! Every night for "Supper" I get MORE Nutrish, I get it for SNACKS too! Hey! That's another "S!"
Mom and I try to donate toys, food, supplies, and money to different shelters, organizations, causes, etc. It has been harder for us to do so this year, but we try to give whenever we can.
Mom and I also love companies who GIVE BACK.Nutrish is one of those companies. One of MANY reasons why Mom and I love Nutrish is because of Rachael's Rescue.
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