Pilgrim’s progress?


The Pilgrims were the first American settlers.

Their life was difficult. They endured hunger, illness, hardship and even death.

They met Native Americans who helped them learn to farm, hunt and fish.

At the end of their first year in America, the Pilgrims were grateful to God for  helping them survive. Their harvest, though meager, would help them live another year.

In celebration of their gratitude, they had a feast with their Native American friends.

The first settlers never forgot to be grateful. After their year of hardship, they had a greater appreciation of the necessities of life: food, shelter, friends and health. Their celebration of gratitude continued year after year. This annual fall celebration came to be called Thanksgiving.

So what does any of this have to do with waiting in line at midnight to save money on a TV?

 © Huffygirl 2011

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