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Something about gratitude Presenter: 章丽萍 Group members: 王静 王瑛 章莲 胡安妮 06 级本科 1A 班
Thanksgiving Day When is Thanksgiving Day? What are the symbols of Thanksgiving Day?
Long ago, people called Pilgrims who left their home in England and came across the ocean to America in a boat the Mayflower. They built their own houses, planted seeds they had brought with them, and made friends with the Indians, who were already living in America. The Indians taught them how to plant corn and hunt and fish for animals that they could eat. In the fall, when the corn was ready, the Pilgrims picked it. It was their first harvest, and when they had finished, they had a party to celebrate and give thanks that they had enough food to last through the winter. The party, called the First Thanksgiving, was held outside, and everyone came, including the Indians. Now every year we celebrate Thanksgiving to remember the brave Pilgrims and to give thanks for all of our blessings.
Thanksgiving Day falls on the fourth Thursday in November. Turkey,corn,pumpkins and cranberry sauce( 酸果蔓沙司） are accepted as the symbols of Thanksgiving.
Some quotes about gratitude There is a calmness to a life lived in Gratitude,a quiet joy. As we express our gratitude,we must never forget that the highest appreciation is not to utter words,but to live by them. Gratitude is something of which none of us can give too much. Thankfulness is the beginning of gratitude; Gratitude is the completion of thankfulness; Thankfulness may consist merely of words; Gratitude is shown in acts.
Discussion about gratitude Some people say: Those who fail to feel gratitude for life’s blessings cheat themselves out of their best experiences and when it comes to feeling and expressing gratitude, some of us show signs of amnesia. Questions: Cheat themselves?amnesia?or some other reasons. What do you think about this saying?What’s your opinion on people’s not showing gratitude for other people’s help?