Can you believe it’s just a couple of days away? Yeah it’s Thanksgiving, the time when families come together despite their differences eat, feel & celebrate gratitude for the good things in life. This is a day of festivity; family reunions and lavish feasts including dishes like roasted turkeys, Cranberry sauce, Corns. Potatoes and Pumpkin pie are included in the Thanksgiving meal.
Gratitude is not simply something that we externally share with others; it is an attitude that we live with every day. A lack of gratitude is often at the root of a variety of the ills that plague relationships. For example, when a boss never thanks his employees for what they do, the employees start to resent both him and their job which would cause an avalanche of damage on performance on either ends.
Studies have proven showing gratitude has a greater advantages over our health such as:
Stronger immune systems, less bothered by aches and pains, Lower blood pressure, Exercise more and take better care of their health, Sleep longer and feel more refreshed upon waking.
Higher levels of positive emotions, more alert, alive and awake. More joy and pleasure, more optimism and happiness.
More helpful, generous, and compassionate, more forgiving, More outgoing, Feel less lonely and isolated.
Here are some facts about Thanksgiving:
- Benjamin Franklin wanted the turkey to be the national bird, not the eagle.
- Americans eat 46 million turkeys each Thanksgiving.
- Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin’s first meal in space after walking on the moon was foil packets with roasted turkey.
- The heaviest turkey on record, according to the Guinness Book of Records, weighs 86 pounds.
- Californians consume the most turkey in the U.S. on Thanksgiving Day!
- Female turkeys (called hens) do not gobble. Only male turkeys gobble.
- The average turkey for Thanksgiving weighs 15 pounds.
So, at this thanksgiving we must spare some time to thank our Truck Drivers who takes our nation’s needs forward by leaving their family behind. On this Thanksgiving as a way to exhibit our Gratitude, let’s say Thanks to a Truck Driver for their service. At TruckDues.com we wish our Truckers of America and everyone a Happy Thanksgiving!