OPINION: Thanksgiving Time


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Darryl Taylor, OwlFeed Opinion Reporter

The time of Thanksgiving is a great one. With more and more music being played, bright shades of orange, brown, and red colors decorating buildings. Here in Arizona the temperature finally begins to drop and we get leaves. Not to mention the extremely delicious meal on the 24th. A meal that most people look forward to every single year.

The legendary Thanksgiving meal commonly consists of; Apple Pie, Macaroni & Cheese, Pumpkin Pie, Potatoes, Dinner Rolls, Stuffing, Turkey, Gravy, Ham, Cornbread, and Cranberries. These are some common and delicious foods eaten on Thanksgiving.

Also, the football games are great to watch while or after eating your delicious dinner. This year’s games will include the New York Buffalo Bills at the Detroit Lions, the New York Giants at the Dallas Cowboys, and the New England Patriots at the Minnesota Vikings. Speaking of sports, this year the World Cup is going to take place this November due to the heat during the summer in Qatar. If you are not interested in Football there are 4 World Cup games taking place on Thanksgiving. There is Switzerland vs Cameroon, Portugal vs Ghana, Brazil vs Serbia, and Uruguay vs Switzerland, all at different times of the day. During the Thanksgiving season, you can interact with your community. You can participate in a Turkey Trot, volunteer at a food pantry, or anything like that.

Overall, Thanksgiving is a time to come together, and be thankful. And after that day, chaos is unleashed. Though Black Friday shopping has calmed down over the years, there are still many reported deaths and injuries every year. It’s ironic how after a day of thanksgiving, people go nuts trying to get products on sale. Anyway, not soon after these 2 days, we have the following Monday, Cyber Monday which is a digital Black Friday.

But we don’t all have to be shopping savages, on Black Friday you can casually go to different stores of your interest and shop with family and friends. And increasingly shorter is the time after the Thanksgiving season when we begin to hear much more Christmas music and see many more Christmas decorations on houses.

This holiday serves as a reminder to be thankful for our lives and our circumstances. Though they may not be the best at the time there is always something to look forward to, and something to be thankful for. For example, we can be thankful that we are alive. We can thank God, thank our family, and our friends.