They spent 2 months sailing across the Atlantic Ocean.

When they reached the shores of the New World, they found an abandoned Indian village and nothing more.

More than 1/2 of them died the first winter.

And yet, a year later, they celebrated a 3 day celebration of Thanksgiving.

Sometimes, even when you do the right thing, lots of things go wrong.



As one small candle may light a thousand, so the light here kindled hath shone to many, yea in some sort to our whole nation.

– William Bradford

Give thanks. Even if life hurts.

Especially if life hurts.


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