Tomorrow is Thanksgiving Day.
Maybe some of you wonder what I will do here in Spain on this holiday unique to the United States of America. Maybe some of you have NEVER wondered this and find yourself slightly embarrassed that it has never crossed your mind what I or other workers do overseas on holidays. Don't feel bad. I haven't thought about it either until I sat down to write something in my blog for this week and realized that tomorrow is the big day.
Tomorrow I will do my normal routine: drink coffee, read, study, walk, run errands, eat whatever is already in the refrigerator, and maybe skype with my family. I will probably clean my apartment and put away my clothes if they are dry from washing them today. That's what my thanksgiving activities will include. Of course, all of that besides giving thanks. :)
Every Thanksgiving seems to get further and further away from why we celebrated it in the first place. We are pretty concerned with food preparations, Black Friday deals, and football. Below I have included a link to George Washington's thanksgiving address in 1789. It is beautiful and somewhat shocking in comparison to what we've done to Thanksgiving today.
George Washington's Thanksgiving Proclamation
I could go on and on about freedom and religion and all of that. But I'll spare you my thoughts and just say this: I am super thankful for freedom to worship. And I am thankful that I serve a God who looks at the heart which allows me that freedom no matter where I am in the world.