Thanksgiving 2020 has finally arrived. Have you considered the real meaning and history of this special day? Sniff’N’Stop pauses our quest for a natural poison-free and Pest-Free environment to remind you of some of the historical moments that inspired this holiday. And perhaps we are in search of the real meaning of Thanksgiving 2020.
Sniff’N’Stop Thanksgiving 2020 Pest Advice
Yes. During this Thanksgiving Blog, we pause. However, as you are undoubtedly aware, pests do not. This is the time of year when you can expect bugs and mice will attempt to invade your home. After all, they want to get away from the coming cold weather.
At the same time, you want to protect your children and family from poisons and potentially dangerous chemicals. Therefore, Sniff’N’Stop offers this advice.
- Sniff’N’Stop Diffusing Oil may be the answer you are looking for.
- Our Diffusing Oil drives pests away. It doesn’t kill them. The reason: ” It simply confuses, dazes, and repulses them with micro-shocks as well as the scent of our special blend of organic essential oils. Put simply, the micro-shocks caused by our proprietary formula drive them away. And it’s strong enough to make them stay away.”
- Above all, it is safe. There is no reason to worry about your children’s or pets’ safety. Read more about how this product works at your Sniff’N’Stop site.
Thanksgiving 2020 and COVID-19
Despite the threat of COVID-19, many Americans are planning on a real Thanksgiving Celebration. However, the threat of coronavirus will keep many of our celebrations small in 2020.
Also, a number of states have issued restrictions that will affect their celebrations and family gatherings. Of course, this is an attempt to limit the growing number of infections.
Here in Florida, we are fortunate to have the freedom to make safe Thanksgiving choices. And we can only hope we have the wisdom to make them wisely.
Thanksgiving 2020: Reason to Celebrate
There are some that view the tragic year of Coronavirus and question whether there is a reason to be grateful. It is true that many of us have suffered severe loss and illness from this disease.
However, Sniff’N’Stop and most Americans say that gratitude should be our attitude. In fact, we have more reasons to be Grateful and more reasons for hope.
- Firstly, we have developed advanced coronavirus treatments that have greatly reduced the death rate.
- And more importantly, we have a new vaccine that reportedly will be available soon. USA Today printed this report.
“Less than a year after the unprecedented effort began, the first COVID-19 vaccines are expected to reach Americans within weeks. No one knows for certain, but Dec. 13 is the first possible day the vaccine could be administered – although the week after is more likely.”
Signs of Winter and Coming Celebrations
School is out for the holiday. (Of course, for many schools, classes are only virtual.) The turkey and trimmings are ready for Thanksgiving. In addition, many parts of our country have seen that:
- The beautifully colored leaves are falling.
- There’s a deeper chill in the air.
- And the stores are primed for Christmas.
- Family and friends will soon arrive to share fellowship and a traditional Thanksgiving feast. And then, there are football games.
- Pre-Christmas sales (like Black Friday). In all of this, have some of us lost the real meaning of Thanksgiving?
Most of us know, perhaps in the back of our minds, that there is more to Thanksgiving. It is a time to be grateful for our many blessings. And it is a time to remember the reason the Thanksgiving Holiday exists.
Sniff’N’Stop Presents A Historical Refresher and a Search For Meaning
The Mayflower sailed from Plymouth, England in September 1620. There were 102 passengers. And there was a real variety of travelers.
There were those who were seeking a new home where they could avoid persecution. They hoped to freely practice the religion of their choice. There were also those seeking land and riches. And still, others were coming to America to avoid debtors’ prisons.
So it was a grateful group who participated in that first Thanksgiving Feast.
If those reasons were insufficient to be grateful, add this: Most survived the treacherous crossing from England to Cape Cod.
When those 102 Pilgrims arrived in America, they had to survive the freezing cold of winter with very little food and no shelter. Conditions were so terrible that they were forced to stay on board the ship after landing at Plymouth Rock. There, they suffered from “exposure, scurvy, and outbreaks of contagious diseases. Only half of the Mayflower’s original passengers and crew lived to see their first New England spring. In March, the remaining settlers moved ashore.”
Colony Survivors and Thanksgiving
The survivors must have been grateful, not only for their survival but the assistance from a local Native American, Squanto. He taught the newcomer Americans who had been “weakened by malnutrition and illness, how to cultivate corn, extract sap from maple trees, catch fish in the rivers and avoid poisonous plants.”
Finding Reasons to be Grateful on Thanksgiving Day and Every Day
On the one hand, looking back through history, it seems that most of our gratitude is realized after great trials such as those endured by the Mayflower travelers.
Terrific Take-Aways for Thanksgiving 2020 and Beyond
In his 1983 Presidential Thanksgiving Proclamation, President Ronald Reagan reminded the nation of some of the historical moments that made “turkey day” worthy of being a National Holiday.
President Lincoln formally proclaimed a national day of Thanksgiving to remind those “insensible to the ever-watchful providence of Almighty God” of this Nation’s bounty and greatness.”
And We conclude with words written in the first Thanksgiving Proclamation over 120 years ago.
“No human counsel hath devised nor hath any mortal hand worked out these great things. They are the gracious gifts of the Most High God.”
God has blessed America and her people. And it is appropriate we recognize this bounty.