Submitted by ub on

As the world celebrates the Holidays, let us all give thanks for our health and remember those who lack comfort and joy.

Happy Thanksgiving week... I have a gift for all of you! You are not going to be forgotten... I will do my part it will never happen.

Thanksgiving can be a time of joy, celebration, and thankfulness, but it can also be a period of pain for Indigenous Americans. NowThis spoke to Crystal Echo Hawk of the Pawnee Nation about ways we can subtly rethink the holiday to be more inclusive.

Slow, pained pleas for understanding from #CityImages. These tunes are some of the best-known compositions and have been performed and recorded by many...  I think more people need to appreciate their lives more because even if you're poor and don't have much money, at least you have a roof over your head and family around you you're already rich. There are people out there on the streets who have absolutely nothing and I think even a little kindness can mean the world to our brothers and sisters in need.

We are lucky to be centered on gratitude, the solution to so much of what ails us. If we do it, we'll manage to avoid the heightened expectations of the holidays, the internet-perfect images that never quite match our reality. We'll cook together and burn a few things. We'll laugh with eccentric relatives instead of letting them provoke us. We'll collapse into deep, turkey-fueled sleep.   

I hope that we can spend today remembering how lucky we are, no matter how imperfect our lives. Because most of us will have an abundance of food when so many have little. Most of us will have an abundance of people when so many are lonely.

The rapid deployment of the first Salvationists was aided by the adoption of a quasi-military command structure in 1878 when the title, ‘The Salvation Army’, was brought into use.