Write About How You Will Spend The Thanksgiving Holiday

by Marjorie J ~ . Filed under: How to Start Writing, Memories to write about, Where to Get New Story Ideas.

What is Thanksgiving…

Thanksgiving means many different things to many different people. For some it is a time to reach out to ones that don’t have or aren’t able to visit with their family. For others, it is a time of service, giving time at a homeless shelter or helping an elderly neighbor.

I think for most of us in the USA, it is a time for family and friends: Sitting with the kids (big and small) to watch the Macy’s Day Parade, cheering on your favorite football team, or taking a nap after that “one last piece” of pie. It’s a true moment to express our gratitude and thanks for everything that happened during the year.

Write about the traditions in the country where you live and how you spend this time of year expressing thanks to all of those around you.

Five Fun Turkey Facts
1. It is NOT the turkey that makes you sleepy after a Thanksgiving feast. Tryptophan can only make you sleepy if taken on an empty stomach without protein – hardly the case on Thanksgiving! It’s the carbohydrates in the other foods we eat with our meal that make us sleepy – neither of which are traditional from the original pilgrim’s diet.
2. Ben Franklin liked the Turkey so much he thought it should be the official bird of the US.
3. A wild turkey has excellent vision and hearing. Their field of vision is about 270 degrees and they see in color.
4. Commercially raised turkeys cannot fly due to their weight.
5. The average American eats 18 lbs. of turkey a year. The average person consumes 4500 calories on Thanksgiving Day.

Happy Thanksgiving and thanks for stopping by my writing blog. I hope I have inspired you to begin to write.