What Is Thanksgiving?

Giving thanks

Giving thanks

Thanksgiving is coming soon, what does it mean and why is it overlooked by many people?

Thanksgiving is defined as the expression of gratitude, especially to the Creator, and when the Pilgrims created this holiday in 1621, they had many things to be thankful for. They were thankful to the Native Americans that were tools the Creator used to express His love and compassion for these strangers in this new land.

I won’t go into the dark side of this situation since dwelling on the past injustices only pollutes our present moment, and there are too many people who fall down this path of pain.

I can’t seem to understand why so many people overlook a day of thanksgiving? In this world of excess you would think people would have a lot to be thankful for? Maybe what we have doesn’t really make us happy?

I know that I am thankful for my family, true friends in my life, my home, all of my needs that have been met this year, and my journey of learning and awakening to what life is really about.


About Mimic Nature

Hello everyone! I’m so glad to see you! I’m Jana, I’m an eccentric wife and mother; I work 2 jobs and homeschool my kids. With all this going on in my life, I want to focus my attention on the things that make me happy, and the one thing that has made me happy ever since I was a little kid is nature. As my life progressed and changed through my teen years and my early married life, I lost my connection to it. Life took over and here I am living disconnected from nature because of work, bills, and every day events that keep me away. So the next chapter of my life will be dedicated, at least in some small part, to reconnecting to nature; I still have a mortgage, work, and a family to take care of, but now, I will be more aware of nature and my place within it. Each day, I will find some small way to not harm nature. Not long ago I was introduced to something called permaculture and I fell in love with it. Basically, it’s building a small ecosystem in your own backyard that is based off of what nature would do naturally. In turn your backyard helps you, and you help your backyard…with minimal work!! At first it may take more work, but over time, your backyard will become self-sustaining and you won’t have to work as hard…other than harvesting. I love the life lessons that I learn from nature, so what I promise to do is share a lesson that I’ve learned from nature each week, share what I’m learning about permaculture, and share my own personal progress in changing my homestead into a permaculture Garden of Eden. And since it’s hard to make any changes in life, I want to have some free giveaways once in awhile…all nature themed of course, to help all of us remember our ‘green’ family. Read a few articles, see if you like what is there, if you do, go ahead and subscribe. If you don’t like what you see, that’s ok, I’m honored that you took the time to get to know me a little and see my vision for my blog and my life.
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9 Responses to What Is Thanksgiving?

  1. M.C.Simon says:

    Another beautiful article! Thanks for sharing it. ❤

    Liked by 1 person

  2. nepermhome says:

    I really wish that people did not overlook the holiday as it was originally meant to be. It may have more meaning to a lot of us if it was celebrated for it’s meaning. Too many people just want to get fattened up for the day. Thank you for pointing out the true meaning!


  3. Jana,
    I like your post. Much insight in what you say.
    I’ll have my thoughts posted on Thanksgivng tomorrow.

    Liked by 1 person

  4. I am thankful for His faithfulness and promises that are better than I can even imagine.

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