Happy Thanksgiving from Filtersfast.com to You

In 1621, the first Thanksgiving celebration took place in Plymouth Colony (present day Massachusetts). However, it would be more than 200 years later when President Abraham Lincoln designated the final Thursday in November as a national day of Thanksgiving. Congress would make Thanksgiving an official holiday in 1941. There are various Thanksgiving Day traditions that have evolved over the years. Some celebrate by attending a local Thanksgiving Day parade, some choose to crowd the TV and watch the annual football games, and of course, you can’t forget about the Thanksgiving feast as well. Turkey, cakes, various kinds of stuffing and more will be consumed.

No matter how great Thanksgiving traditions are however, it is important to remember what this holiday is all about. Thanksgiving is more than food, TV and parades. It is about being thankful. It is about showing gratitude for what you have in your life.

So what are you thankful for this year? Your answer may vary, but don’t let this day pass without giving thanks.  At Filtersfast.com, we are thankful for you, the loyal customers who make our job worth doing every day. So from the very bottom of our heart, we all say a heartfelt thank you. Have a Happy Thanksgiving, be safe and remember to be grateful on this day of thanks.

What Are You Thankful For?

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To be thankful is to be grateful, appreciative and express gratitude. Being thankful is not limited to a particular holiday or situation, but resonates with a universal expression of compassion and love for the people and things that matters the most. As we reflect on the people we love, work with, worship with or simply socialize with, there is a unique connection we probably cannot define, that ignites a feeling of belonging even if expressed individually.

Thankfulness embraces the smiles, hugs and encouragement that we exchange everyday with people of diverse ethnicities, creeds and cultures. As you gather around your dinner tables, watch television, do chores together, engage in entertaining or encouraging conversations, continue to ask yourself on a daily basis, what are you thankful for? When you take the time to ask yourself this simple question, you will experience an epiphany that makes you humble and thankful for what is important in your life that would ordinarily leave a deep-rooted void in your heart if it were no longer there.

Regardless of how and if you choose to celebrate Thanksgiving Day, take the time to reflect on how grateful you really are. The Filters Fast Family would like to wish everyone a safe and happy Thanksgiving.