Thanksgiving. . . .
That word often ushers in thoughts of turkey, stuffing, potatoes, pumpkin pie, and, for many in the United States, football.
Some Thanksgiving history.
Stretch back 400 years and the origin of the U.S. Thanksgiving holiday can be found. Our story begins in 1621 when early Pilgrim settlers had a successful corn harvest and a large “fowling” expedition. As the story goes, the Wampanoag tribe made a surprise visit to the settlers. Instead of conflict however, what resulted was a three-day feast and celebration that helped to solidify a relatively stable relationship between the groups.
This holiday did not reach official national status until October 3, 1863, when President Lincoln declared November 26 as the day of “Thanksgiving”.
Both the 400-year-old origin and the official start of the national holiday come at unique times. The first, when two groups of people, clearly unknown to each other, had an encounter that resulted in festivities. The second came during a national crisis where two groups, who clearly knew each other, were striving to find some form of unity. Through both of these examples we see “thankfulness” as a means to help bring people together.
Some things Twin Feathers is thankful for this season.
With that in mind, Twin Feathers would like to share some things we are very thankful for this holiday season.
• We are thankful to be involved in the propane industry.
• We are thankful for a group of clients that allow us the opportunity to serve them on a daily basis.
• We are thankful for family and friends that support us in all circumstances.
• We are thankful for life and the supposed “little things” that make it truly great.
And on a personal note, as President of Twin Feathers, I want to say that I am thankful for this great Twin Feathers team of which I am proud to be a part. And thankful for a God that has shown such great mercy and love to all.
In this Thanksgiving season I hope we can all find things to be thankful for and use these to help bring people together instead of dividing them.
Keeping this in mind, Twin Feathers would like to wish you all a very happy Thanksgiving!