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The First Thanksgiving

brownscombe-thanksgiving_smThe First Thanksgiving at Plymouth (oil on canvas, 1914), by Jennie Augusta Brownscombe (1850–1936)

The First Thanksgiving

The First Thanksgiving is a painting from 1914 that depicts the gathering of the colonialists and the Wampanoag Native American tribe in 1621 as they celebrated the bounty from their first harvest.  The painting has a few historical inaccuracies, but the interpretation is something that has become a symbol for the Thanksgiving holiday.

A thought that has stood out to me this year is how it’s important to be thankful for all we have, but it’s also equally important to help others have a reason to be thankful as well. My father is the perfect example of this philosophy.  All my life I have seen him help others, whether it is donating money, food, or time–he has such a Christlike attitude of helping those in need.   His example of selflessness is one I’d like to emulate in life.

 

 

 

 

 

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