thanksgiving dinner - quotes and descriptions to inspire creative writing
We feel a kinship with those whom we break bread, for it is a primal signal of family and tribal acceptance. Humans always fed each other. To have a seat at the table was a signal that you were safe and welcome. So, this thanksgiving dinner, let us break bread with the needy and the homeless, let us do what Jesus would have done rather than following the "picture perfect thanksgiving" of a million glossy magazines.
I think thanksgiving dinner is a bit of a turkey with the turkey. I know people have gotten used to it, and in fairness, it does taste pretty great with a bit of cranberry sauce. I love roast potatoes too, peas, gravy... I get it. It's a good dinner, a big bird, lots to go around the table, leftovers too... But more and more we become aware that to honour of creator, to take care of His Earth, our mother planet, to be kind to creation, a vegan thanksgiving dinner is more giving back. It feels more genuinely thankful to eat that way. I'm not totally there yet with the vegan thing. I have my reasons. Maybe they're just excuses. I guess God knows the difference even when I don't. I just can't help but think that thanksgiving dinner should send a message of thankfulness beyond the idea of receiving and start to show that we are prepared to make the changes needed to protect His creation and honour it with real love and respect.
I loved the hues of our thanksgiving dinner, the bright reds, oranges and greens. It was humble. It was homely. It was the stuff great memories are made of, the kind that keep you warm within for a lifetime.
This year we choose to give thanks by ensuring as many in our community as possible can enjoy a hearty thanksgiving dinner, that through food we show that they too are loved and appreciated.