Surprise! It is not every day that FLASS brings you sweet Thanksgiving surprises in their blog. Even more unusual is three of them. We interrupt our usual policy of blogging about Lung Disease in order to bring you three very special Thanksgiving Treats! These treats have no calories and absolutely no nicotine.
These Words are our Thanksgiving Treats For You
We believe there is no better time to thank you for your trust on your journey to Health.
Thus, we send you 3 short Thanksgiving stories below, our treats of the season. You might think of them as treats or as trivia.
But, be assured, we send you these Thanksgiving treats in the spirit of thanks for your friendship, support, and trust.
SURPRISE: OUR THREE FAVORITE THANKSGIVING TREATS COME FROM THE AMERICAN CUSTOMS OF THANKSGIVING!
At Florida Lung, Asthma and Sleep Specialists, we have said before that gratitude is our year-round attitude.
The lessons of these treats last all year round, not just at Thanksgiving.
Treat Number One: “Well, Pardon me!”
A few days before Thanksgiving Day, The President of the USA presides over a special ceremony called “The National Thanksgiving Turkey Presentation.”
He “pardons” a turkey, thus saving it from becoming the star of a Thanksgiving dinner.
“The light-hearted ritual was formalized in 1989 during the office of President George H. W. Bush, when it became an official presidential duty. Successive presidents have granted presidential pardons to many a turkey. These lucky birds now enjoy a life of comfort on a farm for the rest of their life.”
Treat Number Two: “About that dinner?”
We are grateful to modern historians for setting us straight about the menu of that first Thanksgiving feast. On the one hand, “While no record exists of the historic banquet’s exact menu, the Pilgrim chronicler Edward Winslow wrote in his journal that Governor Bradford sent four men on a “fowling” mission in preparation for the event.” Also reported was that “the Wampanoag guests arrived bearing five deer.”
On the other hand, they also tell us that they had the common spices associated with those recipes, and they were likely incorporated into the meal in some manner.
Treat Number Three: Make it official!
SURPRISE! IN HONOR OF THE HOLIDAY, FLASS SHARES SOME WISE WORDS FROM AMERICAN HISTORY:
Surprise! In honor of the Holiday, FLASS shares some wise words from American
“It has seemed to me, fit and proper that (God’s gifts) should be a solemnly, reverently, and gratefully acknowledged with one heart and one voice by the whole American people.
I do, therefore, invite my fellow citizens…to set apart and observe the last Thursday of November next as a day of thanksgiving and praise to our beneficent Father who dwelleth in the heavens.”
Although the above words came from President Abraham Lincoln’s Thanksgiving Proclamation of 1863, we find them to be as beautiful and true now as they were then.
Let us then renew our attitude of gratitude to reflect our appreciate of each day and the healing it can bring. Let every day be a little Thanksgiving.
“On Behalf of the doctors and staff of the Florida Lung, Asthma and Sleep
We wish you and your families a heart full of thanks, health and posterity during the entire week.
Let us not forget the spirit of thanks in our every day lives.
Surprise! Every day is Thanksgiving Day, and every day brings its treats, even if they don’t include pumpkin pie.
If you have trouble seeing that, take a deep breath of sweet,clean air. That breath is life, and it’s a treat!