5 reasons why we should celebrate Thanksgiving in India too!
The world has become a global village thanks to the awesome technology. Now you can connect to someone far away in some other country within minutes. We can see and talk to our loved ones via video calls no matter where they are in the world. The people, the communities, and cultures are coming together and for the good. Also, we, the Indian youth are so very influenced by the west and their culture citing it to be liberal. Since we are open to embrace western fashion and lifestyle among several other things in our life, might as well also choose to celebrate some really interesting traditions that the western countries have. One such festival is Thanksgiving! Also, in my personal opinion, celebrating Thanksgiving is way more useful than celebrating Halloween in India 😛 (No offense though!)
What is Thanksgiving and why is it celebrated?
Well like every festival and tradition, there are several different theories to this one too. The festival is celebrated as an opportunity to thank for the blessing of the harvest and of the preceding year. In the US, the celebration is often recognized as an event that took place when English colonists held a feast to thank Native Americans for helping them start new lives in the US. In Canada, Thanksgiving is celebrated in October while in the US it is celebrated in the fourth week of November. The festival is a beautiful time when people express gratitude and thankfulness to their fellow humans, friends, and family along with all the things that they appreciate and are grateful for in their lives.
Isn’t this a totally cool and an awesome thing? I completely adore the idea of appreciation and being grateful. So, here is a short list of 5 reasons why we should also celebrate Thanksgiving in India. I am sure you can think of many more reasons to add to it! (comment below if you think of more!)
5 reasons why we should celebrate Thanksgiving in India!
It is a remembrance of abundance 😊
When you consciously take out time and think of all the things, possessions, and people you have in your life, you can’t but feel abundant. We are often stuck in our lack mentality and only focus on things that we don’t have or people who do not love us while ignoring tons of beautiful things, people, and experiences that happen to us every day.
Giving brings more to life 😊
Thanksgiving does not necessarily mean you have to shell out money and buy gifts for everyone. It means you truly take out time to appreciate and thank the important people in your life, doing so is absolutely free! You can thank them verbally by calling them, send a personalized message, write a short note (handwritten notes work wonders and also call them or meet them personally!
Remember, giving brings more to your life. In every religion or culture, there is a mention of the importance of ‘giving’. In India, giving is of utmost importance. In our scriptures, it is mentioned that giving a portion of our wealth purifies it and brings abundance and hence donations are considered sacred. Also, praising and appreciation is considered a divine quality in India. It is a virtue that needs to be practiced.
Helps resolve conflicts 😊
Thanksgiving can be a brilliant excuse to Take the initiative and talking to someone with whom you have had some misunderstandings and arguments. Life is too short to have grudges against anyone!
Improved relationships 😊
Needless to say, the act of appreciation surely improves relationships and strengthen bonds. Taking out time and thanking your parents, siblings, friends, colleagues for the little and big things that they do for us won’t harm anyone, right?
Gratitude is a powerful exercise 😊
Indeed! Gratitude is a powerful exercise and brings in abundance in every form. Every successful person in the world would second this. I cannot emphasize enough the importance of gratitude in our life, it works wonders.
So, this is why I think we should celebrate Thanksgiving in India too! (I am celebrating it this year as good habits are to inculcate 😊 ) Do you agree with me? Or have conflicting opinions? Either way comment below and let me know! Also if you have anything to add to the list please do 😊
♥ Also, a very big THANK YOU from the bottom of my heart to you! Yes, you :* All you guys have made ideasthroughwords.com what it is today. I cannot be more grateful! ♥
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