Personally, I believe this is one American custom that the British could adopt, given that we have adopted Halloween so zealously. The closest we Brits come to Thanksgiving is the Harvest Festival that takes place in September across the island and has done so since pagan times. Today, the Harvest Festival is celebrated mainly in churches and schools. Churches are decorated with locally grown produce that is then given away to the needy. Schools collect food from the families of their pupils that is again distributed to local charities.
On this Thanksgiving, what were you grateful for? Personally, I am grateful for the roof over of my head and having a car to drive. I am grateful for having an abundance of food to eat and water to drink. I am grateful for each and every one of my large extended family and especially for my seven year old daughter. I am grateful that I still have my elderly mother even though she is finding being old difficult. I am grateful that I have a business doing work I love because when your work is your passion, it’s not work at all!
I hope that you too do work that you love to do and have a career that excites you. My mission is helping others find their passion and enjoying going to work every day. If you would like to change career to one where your passion is at the centre, contact me at Ghazala@careerchangeat40.com or call me on +44 7563 563 254 for a free career assessment.