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Thanksgiving Challenge 2020

Challenges are Fun! Participate in Rodric's challenge as they come and enjoy the muse of Writing each challenge brings. Express yourself!

Challenge Extender

In 2016, I issued a challenge to writers detailed in the words below for Thanksgiving that not too many people had the time to take. Sixteen days remain until the US Thanksgiving celebration for 2020. Read on.

Cornucopia

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Fast approaching is the American Holiday of Thanksgiving. A holiday that rests at the very core of American culture and tradition first given to us as the Pilgrims and the aboriginal natives of the Americas met in solidarity and celebration of human life. This sacred American commemoration represents the central mass of the spiritual heritage of Americans: Let all come to the horn of plenty and feast at its abundance!

It is not just a Christian celebration on the common calendar, but the olive branch of friendship between people who may be different culturally and philosophically, yet, share the same bonds of humanity, the need to eat to live! It is the perfect time to reflect on the healing that President-elect Biden endorsed when he indicated that he will be the President of the United States of America and not of the Democratic party alone.

Give thanks for the diversity that is humanity.

The Challenge

I issue a friendly challenge to all willing to participate, to fashion one story for each day counting down to Thanksgiving. In total, and this is intense, 16 hubs will exist by the time the challenge ends on Thanksgiving Day. These hubs can be stories, or informative articles, but must relate to giving thanks.

Religion, fiction, fantasy, or any genre can be used as long as the theme of giving thanks exists. To signal that you are participating, the title should look like this: Thanksgiving Challenge 2020 (day of the week): (word(s) of the day) - (optional: catchy identifier)

Ex. Thanksgiving Challenge 2020 Friday: Gobble - (optional identifier)

There is no prize other than the good feeling you may gain from writing about being thankful. If you miss a day due to not knowing about the challenge, just start where you are. To those who accept this assignment, let's get our sharing on!

Daily Words

  1. Sunday - Gratitude is the word for this day. Give thanks in a story using this word.
  2. Monday - Cornbread Stuffing are the words for this day. Give thanks in a story using these words.
  3. Tuesday - Gobble is the word for this day. Give thanks in a story using this word.
  4. Wednesday - Apple Pie are the words for this day. Give thanks in a story using these words.
  5. Thursday - Feasts of Giving are the words for this day. Give thanks in a story using these words.
  6. Friday - Cornucopia is the word for this day. Give thanks in a story using this word.
  7. Saturday - Pilgrim is the word for this day. Give thanks in a story using this word.

In the spirit of giving thanks, thanks to all the writers who contribute daily to the standards of excellence in writing to make this community a powerful contributor of great content on the internet. May your writing muses ever sing inspiration to your eager hearts to type delightfully.

Thanksgiving Hymn of Gratitude - poetry

- by Rodric Johnson Quoted from my poetry Website listed on my bio.

Turkey Dinner is not Sweet.

Yet, sweetly meets as families greet.

Yes, sweetly greets with loving feats

Of peace around the Horn.

Speaking peace to Cherished friends?

Yes, Come In, friends. Love never ends!

So, Come In, Freinds. Let us begin

To carve the bird so Warm.

Thanks for help, seen and unseen.

Unseen or seen the blessing ring.

See, unseen blessings this Day brings

On the Thanks - giv - ing Charm.

Let there here be peace for us.

For us, we trust peace will not rust.

Will It for us rust? Nev - er Must

We lose our love so strong!

My Six Year-old's Thanksgiving Turkey (2016)

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How do You Do Thanksgiving

A Song of Thanks

Comments

Rodric Anthony (author) from Surprise, Arizona on November 13, 2020:

This is my 11/13/2020 Attempt:

https://hubpages.com/family/Extemporaneous

Rodric Anthony (author) from Surprise, Arizona on November 13, 2020:

This is my 11/12/20 Attempt:

https://discover.hubpages.com/holidays/Thanksgivin...

Rodric Anthony (author) from Surprise, Arizona on November 11, 2020:

This is my 11/11/2020 Attemp:

https://discover.hubpages.com/holidays/Thanksgivin...

Rodric Anthony (author) from Surprise, Arizona on November 10, 2020:

This is my 11/10/20 attempt.

https://discover.hubpages.com/holidays/Thanksgivin...

kbdressman from Harlem, New York on November 23, 2016:

My last medical school final for the semester is on Dec. 14. I might be late to start as a result, but I look forward to the challenge!

Rodric Anthony (author) from Surprise, Arizona on November 22, 2016:

Kbdressman, you gave me inspiration for a challenge for the Christmas holiday. I am game for a 12 Days of Christmas Hub-a-thon. I thought about doing something like that, but I don't want to exhaust people's minds. We are talking about a 12 Hub Month. The good thing about something like that is that we have many days to prepared and write hubs about it before the first one would have to be posted on the 14 of December to the 25.

Rodric Anthony (author) from Surprise, Arizona on November 21, 2016:

Thanks for reading Ann. I appreciate you reaching out and taking the time to make a comment. I mentioned to Bill how doing so is a form of flattery. Now that I understand that, and not in a bad sense, I plan to comment on all the works I read from this point on--even if it is just "Hi."

My next attempt at doing this I know to give us much more time to decided if we can do the challenge.

Ann Carr from SW England on November 21, 2016:

Sadly, I missed this challenge and now it's too late. However, I might write something based on the idea as it's inspiring. We don't have Thanksgiving here in Britain, just the big build up to Christmas. However, it's the spirit of the festivities which is important and the history is interesting.

Good challenge and inspiring idea.

Ann

kbdressman from Harlem, New York on November 20, 2016:

2 weeks might be a little long. I worry some people will read it and forget about it in that time. Maybe your right? Or maybe try 10 days? (Which...if you're going to do a December weekly challenge would be today or tomorrow, aren't I so helpful! ;) )

I was excited for a good challenge. I need something to pull me out of this writers block I'm experiencing. A holiday traditions challenge could be a lot of fun! We have such a diverse group of hubbers! We could get an inside look on the different religions' holidays and how they are celebrated around the globe!

Rodric Anthony (author) from Surprise, Arizona on November 20, 2016:

I see kbdressman. I did hasty thing with this one. We learn and progress, though. I am new to issuing challenges and I will do a better hob next time. I plan on doing it, but I did not give enough notice to people to participate. I think people need two weeks to find the article and read it. So, next time, I will put the challenge out and have it start a week to two weeks later.

kbdressman from Harlem, New York on November 20, 2016:

Unfortunately I'm in the same situation Bill is! You'll have to do a weekly challenge in December or something so more of us can participate. :-)

Rodric Anthony (author) from Surprise, Arizona on November 19, 2016:

Bill, I am just trying to be like you. I figure I would issue a challenge to see if it will spark someone back to writing like you sparked me back with a challenge. I don't know if many people will follow it, but I will have fun doing it. I started it suddenly, so I figure many people will not have the time to get in on the whole thing.

Bill Holland from Olympia, WA on November 19, 2016:

Rodric, I wish I could, but honestly, there is no way for me to find the time to do this. Good luck with the challenge, and I'll be following along reading the entries.

John Hansen from Queensland Australia on November 19, 2016:

Ok, Rodric. I shall see if I can do a hub for at least one day. Cheers.

Rodric Anthony (author) from Surprise, Arizona on November 19, 2016:

The fun thing about it Jodah is that it is not about the holiday necessarily. It is about giving thanks, something the whole world can do. It is conjunction with the holiday, but my story is about a man from kSouth Africa.

John Hansen from Queensland Australia on November 18, 2016:

This is a good challenge, especially for American hubbers, Rodric. I am Australian and unfortunately we don't celebrate Thanksgiving, so I doubt I will be taking up your challenge. I will attempt to read any contributions written by those I follow however. I hope the challenge proves popular.