Skip to comments.Forget 'Friendsgiving': Remember to Be Grateful Today
Posted on 11/25/2021 2:33:25 AM PST by Kaslin
According to theatlantic.com, "Friendsgiving" has "become a widely celebrated holiday in its own right," one that, among many Americans, may be replacing traditional Thanksgiving celebrations. For these people, the holiday is not so much a time to gather with family for a traditional meal as it is time for a casual party for friends celebrating...whatever.
Millennials can celebrate as they wish, but a lot of things are lost when Thanksgiving becomes Friendsgiving. For one thing, the connection with our first Thanksgiving — so beautifully evoked in two columns from 1961, "the Desolate Wilderness" and "the Fair Land," republished every Thanksgiving in the Wall Street Journal. Along with this connection is the tacit knowledge that Thanksgiving celebrates the providential nature of our national identity: America is a land of great opportunity and bountiful rewards. Thanksgiving, first proclaimed by President George Washington, has always been a holiday associated with patriotism. Friendsgiving is not.
It is not just a celebration of our bountiful land. To whom are we giving thanks? Implicit in the word "Thanksgiving" is the fact that the richness of life in America, and life itself, is a gift from God. The importance of God in Thanksgiving is evinced by the sense of respect, appreciation, and awe that arises when the company gather around the table and the traditional Thanksgiving meal is brought out. Again, this seems to have been lost on many who celebrate Friendsgiving.
At the core of Thanksgiving is gratitude, and with it a sense of humility. On this day we celebrate all that we have received, much of which we have earned but some of which has surely been conferred on us by others, including our parents and grandparents, and by the good fortune of living in "one nation under God,
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Happy Thanksgiving, FRiends !
Yes, thank God for Thanksgiving.
“Friendsgiving” is a snowflake’s day off to celebrate having a day off. Like all traditions the intent is to rob it of any meaning, presumably to replace that meaning with something else. Hence we get “Indigenous People’s Day” instead of Columbus Day. “Spring Holiday” instead of Easter, “4th of July” is almost never called “Independence Day”, etc.
The rest of us will remember the real meanings.
“At the core of Thanksgiving is gratitude, and with it a sense of humility.”
In my experience most millennials have none of that. They are certainly not thankful, they are unappreciative and arrogant. Few would have the ability or stamina to put together a thanksgiving dinner and many have alienated their families. So they dumb it down, put a new name to Thanksgiving and have “friends” over to talk about climate change.
And then Merry Christmas!
The left is relentless in trying to separate us from our culture and everything that gives us identity as a nation and people.
Not happening in the metmom household.
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