Thank you for the world so sweet,
Thank you for the food we eat,
Thank you for the birds that sing,
Thank you God for everything.
~~E. Rutter Leatham
Here in America, we celebrate Thanksgiving Day to commemorate the Pilgrims rescue from starvation. The local Native Americans took pity on the new settlers and extended the hand of friendship by providing them with native foods and the knowledge of how to prepare them. The Pilgrims thanked God for this and for their new-found "friends". A friendship that was tenuous at best and, unfortunately, was not to last.