blog

Purpose + Leadership

Are we pimping thanksgiving for profit?

As we enjoy our thanksgiving holiday weekend here in Iowa, we talked about the meaning of Thanksgiving and Black Friday.

Will Black Friday devour the weekend for bottom line sales?

How did Thanksgiving start?

 

FullSizeRender.jpg

Thanksgiving Story:

In 1621, the Plymouth colonists and Wampanoag Indians shared an autumn harvest feast that is acknowledged today as one of the first Thanksgiving celebrations in the colonies. For more than two centuries, days of thanksgiving were celebrated by individual colonies and states. 

They called the Friday after thanksgiving “Black Friday” from the accidents that would occur due to all of the  traffic during the Thanksgiving holiday weekend.

Just something to think about.  

It was about the unity between two groups of people. The colonialists and the native Americans who lives on US soil for hundreds of years. 

Let’s remember that a meal brought these groups together, just like Thanksgiving dinner today brings us together.