Thanks-Giving

 2turkeys

TALK ABOUT “HE’S THE MAN”. OH MY.

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enjoy.

Well, as a “holiday” Thanksgiving obviously represents different things to different people.  For Native Americans (my apologies for using such a generic reference to their unique and diverse multi-cultures, but im doing better than when jigga said ‘which tribe red dot or feather’, right?) it does not have the same remembrance as it does for Americans of European origin.  For the descendants of slaves IE. us “black folks” it has an entirely different reference point, usually more focused on family celebrations and the historical annual gatherings associated with.  For many football fans it signifies a Dallas Cowboy game (GO COWBOYS- yes I do have a “mistress team” but you know it’s CLEVELAND BROWNS til I…) and Detroit Lions football game.  And for many it’s a four day weekend.  While die-hard shoppers USED to consider it the 1st day of Holiday (yeah, IN THEORY “Christmas” shopping), but now that’s probably closer to Labor Day with all the commercial designs placed by aggressive retailers.

Well there’s two words at the root of this.

Thanks

AND

Giving

I am THANKFUL for

Life (and Death)

Islam- for showing me the one true religion and that ALL beliefs in ONE God is encompassed in the first part of “Shahada” (There is no God but God)

Family

Health

School

Work

Food

Clothing

Shelter

My Defeats and Faults (as well as my occasional successes, which are a representation of God’s Successes with me just being fortunate enough to act them out)

And so much more

Now the Giving part.

If one truly has gratitude or THANKS then this “holiday” term is significant and appropriate.

One should take time in the next few days to make a charitable and kind act toward another human being or beings outside of his personal family to show his or her sincerity to the One that we are all THANKFUL to.

Donate.

Volunteer.

Give.

DO SOMETHING.

That is the TRUE MEANING of Thanksgiving.

We should be giving because we OWE Thanks.

Allahu Akbar.

Peace.

So I’m not going to wish you a “Happy Thanksgiving”

NOPE.

HAVE A GRATEFUL THANKSGIVING.

That should make you happy, but regardless it will please God (make Him happy)!

 

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~ by siddiq khalifah on November 26, 2008.

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