Thanksgiving is supposed to be an opportunity to practice gratefulness. We are reminded of our gratefulness for our family as we sit around the table with them.
We are reminded of our gratefulness for the earth as we look out the window at the beautiful golden leaves. And we are reminded of our gratefulness for the food we have to eat as we take in the spread of delicious dishes in front of us.
Yes, food is a big part of Thanksgiving and we can’t help but be thankful for the delectable taste of stuffing, mashed potatoes, cranberries and turkey. However, this little girl is feeling far from thankful when it comes to Thanksgiving dinner this year.
After getting a glimpse of the turkey her family will be preparing for dinner, the girl breaks down in tears. Even though we’re guessing she didn’t actually know the turkey when he was alive, she tearfully states that she misses him.
Seeing her tragic reaction to the dead turkey will make your heart wrench, and perhaps almost make you reconsider eating a turkey this Thanksgiving.
But let’s be honest, as upset as this little girl is, we all know turkey is the best part of the meal. She might be skipping Thanksgiving dinner this year, but one day she’ll realize what a beautiful sacrifice turkeys make for us.
Thanksgiving wouldn’t be the same without them.