Hello everyone, the holidays are upon us and in a few days we will be celebrating Thanksgiving. Sometimes this holiday takes a backseat to Halloween and Christmas. This is not good. As Abraham Lincoln wrote when he first established America’s first annual national day of Thanksgiving in 1863, “Blessed is the nation whose God is the Lord.” Psalms 33:12
“Sarah Josepha Hale, a 74-year-old magazine editor, wrote a letter to Lincoln on September 28, 1863, urging him to have the “day of our annual Thanksgiving made a National and fixed Union Festival.” She explained, “You may have observed that, for some years past, there has been an increasing interest felt in our land to have the Thanksgiving held on the same day, in all the States; it now needs National recognition and authoritive fixation, only, to become permanently, an American custom and institution.” Source: Thanksgiving Proclamation by Abraham Lincoln
This year we get to visit our oldest son, his wife, and his first son (our first grandson) in Winston-Salem, North Carolina. First time in over 15 years we have traveled more than 120 miles for Thanksgiving. It will be a great visit with lasting memories.
I have run across an excellent article in the Atlantic magazine that describes some of the difficulties and what is being done to promote STEM education for women. The statistics are amazing. Enjoy the article and the video by clicking the link below.
Quotes for the Day: “You are the average of the five people you spend the most time with.” — Jim Rohn
“Pay any price to stay in the presence of extraordinary people.” — Mike Murdock