Following a turbulent and divisive election year, this Thanksgiving, lets remember as we sit around our tables with family and friends, the words of Sarah Josepha Hall, the “Mother of American Thanksgiving”.
THIS LOVING FEAST
By Sarah Josepha Hall, the “Mother of American Thanksgiving”
“Let this day, from this time forth, as long as our Banner of Stars floats on the breeze, be the grand THANKSGIVING HOLIDAY of our nation, when the noise and tumult of worldliness may be exchanged for the laugh of happy children, the glad greetings of family reunion, and the humble gratitude of the Christian heart…let us consecrate the day to benevolence of actin, by sending good gifts to the poor, and doing those deeds of charity that will, for one day, make every American home the place of plenty and rejoicing. These seasons of refreshing are inestimable advantage to the popular heart; and, if rightly managed, will greatly aid and strengthen public harmony of feeling. let the people of all the States and Territories sit down together to the “feast of fat things,” and drink, in the sweet draught of joy and gratitude to the Divine giver of all our blessings, the pledge of renewed love to the Union and to each other; and of peace and goodwill to all men.”
-Taken from book “The Grateful Table”, Blessings, Prayers and Graces for the Daily Meal, Brenda Night. This book can be purchased on Amazon at amazon.com/…aces/dp/1936740567/ref=sr_1_1.
Happy Thanksgiving and Many Blessings