*Thanksgiving is a time for celebration for everyone for so many blessings that have been in the past year individually and for the entire nation and also to celebrate the rewards of the fall harvest in every year. *Thanksgiving is thought to have begun back in 1621 as a harvest festival and has been commemorated ever since then, and the cream of celebrations is usually a Thanksgiving dinner celebrated among families who congregate to share mostly traditional foods which are served with a mood of joy and also at centers that cater for the poor and the lesser and the lesser endowed in the society.
*It is not uncommon to find people who use that day to offer themselves in Thanksgiving by making the lives of the sick and the lesser endowed people of the society merrier for the sake of that day; they take part in complementing the preparation of food that is served at centers that feed poor families, the sick and the homeless in the society so that they too can celebrate and not feel left out. It is common to find companies and organizations, the religious groups and other business entities pouring resources to support the efforts of Thanksgiving, aligning their visions with community-based wellness interests and agenda, using Thanksgiving to represent the apex of their extended visions by offering to the society, the caring and support for the afflicted and less fortunate people in the society.
*Some companies use the occasion to brand themselves to attain visibility above-normal as they help the other people to celebrate, knowing that the brands will remain beyond Thanksgiving Day. On this note sometimes it may seem like Thanksgiving is a fest of corporations, or a duel in which they give their all to outdo each other in the quest for brand advantage over competition. *Luckily it is the best interests of the sick, the poor families, and the homeless that are served while brands fight it out silently for advantage over each other.
*Traditionally, the activities of the feeding programs bulge a day or two earlier in anticipation of the Thanksgiving holiday so companies and organizations gear up earlier to support the feeding facilities so that they no food and service shortfalls come to the poor and the needy. *Until the festivities come to a successful end, the support is sustained after which life will go back to normal until the following year’s celebrations come calling. *Companies and other organizations exist to serve communities and if this can be expressed very well, a mutual understanding is sustained for the good of the society now and into the future ahead.