you’ll end up having more. If you concentrate on what you don’t have, you will never, ever have enough." ~ Oprah Winfrey
When FDR tried to permanently move Thanksgiving to the third Thursday, Congress said "NO" (see--you thought that was a recent phenomenon!), and they passed a joint resolution (at least they did pass something!) in 1941 decreeing that Thanksgiving should fall on the fourth Thursday of November where it now remains.
This Thanksgiving, ingredients for a typical holiday feast, with turkey and all the trimmings, averaged $49.41, up 37 cents from $49.04 in 2013, the American Farm Bureau Federation said in its 29th annual survey. Some grocers also use turkeys as “loss leaders" to entice shoppers to buy other popular Thanksgiving foods.
Foods with the biggest increases were sweet potatoes, dairy products and pumpkin pie mix. Among those declining modestly in price were stuffing, fresh cranberries, pie shells and brown-and-serve rolls. The average cost of the dinner has remained around $49 since 2011.
So, whatever your day holds, remember...
“Now is no time to think of what you do not have. Think of what you can do with what there is.”