To some Native Americans, Thanksgiving has a different meaning. They see this as the beginning of their end a time where they had given up their land in return for gifts that were full of disease which killed many of them later. this is a day of mourning, not a celebration.
To some Americans it is a day for cooking and sharing a bountiful meal with family and friends. For some the holidays are rough because of no family being around due to family problems, or death. The stress and anxiety during the months of November and December may cause even those who are usually content to experience loneliness and a lack of fulfillment
Remember holidays have different meaning for everyone. Take the time to visit the elderly, talk to them, make sure their holidays is enjoyable because one day they will be gone. I remember Thanksgiving at my moms, you knew that the holidays would be full of food and family. It turns out she was the glue that held family together and when she left this earth, holidays were never the same. Today I am thankful for my family and friends.