For Thanksgiving I wish us all


Zan
#1
 
DurkaDurka
#2
Happy Thanksgiving Zan, Cheers!
 
Zan
#3
Cheers to you too Durka.
 
Dreadful Nonsense
#4
Yes indeed we do all have a lot to be Thankful for here in Canada...
some of us not...and thats sad....It's always a great time to reflect....


thats CC for everything too...all in all yer a great bunch...the mods too...
the admins are great as well...hope the coming year i don't break too many balls so's i can stay...i can't help it ..i'm a multiculteral nut job
 
Coddfish
#5
From me to everyone else here at CC, I'd like to wish everyone here a happy and safe Thanksgiving.

(Just don't stuff yourselves full of turkey, okay? )
 
Ariadne
#6
Gratitude

Is that another word for being thankful?

This isn't like the atonement stuff ... where's that born again Jew when you need him ... giving thanks and expecting forgiveness?
 
Dreadful Nonsense
#7
Quote: Originally Posted by AriadneView Post

Gratitude

Is that another word for being thankful?

This isn't like the atonement stuff ... where's that born again Jew when you need him ... giving thanks and expecting forgiveness?

the guilt was way over the top....even for a catholic.....

Jews don't expect forgiveness...they revell in the guilt forever....
 
Ariadne
#8
Judaism has that special day where every bad thing they ever did is forgiven ... and then it's another year of debauchery and ... oops ... I mean ... Judaistic living.
 
Dreadful Nonsense
#9
Quote: Originally Posted by AriadneView Post

Judaism has that special day where every bad thing they ever did is forgiven ... and then it's another year of debauchery and ... oops ... I mean ... Judaistic living.

really they like have the forgiving sins dodge too...

so the catholics ripped off another tradition, put it in a box and charged the mooches....
 
shadowshiv
#10
Zan, I hope you have a wonderful Thanksgiving.

And everyone else for that matter.
 
gopher
#11
Most Yanks don't know that Canadians have their own Thanksgiving Day:

www.twilightbridge.com/hobbie...giving/canada/ (external - login to view)



Happy Thanksgiving one and all!!
 
MikeyDB
#12
Yeah...thanksgiving...

One society/culture decimates another and then offers thanks to "god" for the bounty recieved at the deaths of those pagan hordes....

From Plymouth Rock to Gasta Rap it's all good.....
 
Curiosity
#13
I thought Thanksgiving was in gratitude for a good harvest from the previous summer - to ensure a comfortable or plentiful winter ahead... isn't it?

I had mumps when I was six on Thanksgiving and it was the first and ONLY time I was ever allowed one of the drumsticks.... with my large family I didn't stand a chance again... I always wondered why they didn't invent a.. "bird with lotsa legs"...

 
MikeyDB
#14
Yes Curio, something that's celebrated world wide....

It's only in America that childen are required to dress up for school plays at Thanksgiving where the "indian" is included as a costumed caricature...

There's the Pilgrims and the everyday dude/duddette, then there's the turkey of course......

But Thanksgiving in America wouldn't be thanksgiving without the token indian...
 
gopher
#15
`` Thanksgiving in America wouldn't be thanksgiving without the token indian... ``


At long last American schools have finally taught the fact that the USA version of the holiday is one marked by ruthless exploitation and suppression of Native Americans. It is very sad that it has taken this long but I'm glad that everyone now has that awareness.
 
Curiosity
#16
Quote: Originally Posted by MikeyDBView Post

Yes Curio, something that's celebrated world wide....

It's only in America that childen are required to dress up for school plays at Thanksgiving where the "indian" is included as a costumed caricature...

There's the Pilgrims and the everyday dude/duddette, then there's the turkey of course......

But Thanksgiving in America wouldn't be thanksgiving without the token indian...

MikeyMikey....when did you live in the U.S. - must have been before I moved here...

Minority rights were long established years ago.... we don't even use the term "Indian" any more to describe the original native peoples - Indian now describes our immigration group who originated in India (and sometimes in error for Pakistani people who correct us quickly)....it is a large contingent of actual "Indian people".

Maybe the tribes themselves use it to advertise their billion dollar gaming casinos.... or perhaps it is still used in the lawbooks granting tribal minority rights - but I think the term Native American is more accurate....

I find the use even in jest ...."token Indian" offensive love.... sorry
 
Locutus
#17
A celebration of being thankful for what one has and the bounty of the previous year.

I'm thankful for my family. All the people that have chosen me to be their friend. To have a wonderful lady in my life. Good health. Handsome good looks. A steady job. To live in this country and have such a list of ancestors that make me proud.

Enjoy.
 
Curiosity
#18
Ya know I get sick of all the bloody crap getting thrown on good topics.... mods can wipe this out - it just felt good to put it down here.... The negativity here reaches childish proportions and some people just can't let good wishes flourish.... Go get some Prozac and stuff it up your noses.
 
Locutus
#19
Quote: Originally Posted by CuriosityView Post

Ya know I get sick of all the bloody crap getting thrown on good topics.... mods can wipe this out - it just felt good to put it down here.... The negativity here reaches childish proportions and some people just can't let good wishes flourish.... Go get some Prozac and stuff it up your noses.

Agreed. Thread hijacking to suit one's pet projects annoys me. Some just 'shop' (troll?) the threads looking for anything that can be twisted into their main objective. "Listen to my complaint". Delete as required I say. Start your own "I've got a beef thread" and leave others alone.

That is all.
 
Zan
#20
Gratitude is an interesting thing. Once I start searching for it within myself, it seems to multiply. I find one thing to be thankful for, and somehow, it leads to another, and another...

'course, it seems to work the other way round too.

I'm thankful I can choose which thoughts I will focus my energies on, and that life seems determined to bring me back to that realization no matter how far off that track I wander.
 
eh1eh
#21
This is the choice we can all make. Don't worry be happy. Look after the things you are thankful for and concentrate on them, not on the disappointments nagging your soul. You can change things.

Quote:

I'm thankful I can choose which thoughts I will focus my energies on, and that life seems determined to bring me back to that realization no matter how far off that track I wander.

 
Sal
#22
Well let's see...
  1. I am happy that I have reached the ripe old age of 51 with no health issues. That feels huge for me when I look around.
  2. I am ever so grateful that I have found a partner whose spirit is so much less judgemental than mine and who teaches me daily what real love is all about.
  3. I am thankful that I had the parents that I did. Love was what they were all about.
  4. My friends that get me over those rough patches that life dishes out... you know the ones that teach us how to truly appreciate all that we have. The ones that love us through all of the crap
  5. The abundance of everything in my life, even the sorrow that taught me what absolute joy really is.
 

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