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Shaping memories! Making friends! The Thanksgiving Day in a special way

By Charles Hopkins Published 10/14/2006 | Social Issues

Thanksgiving Day is, undoubtedly, a special time of year to meet new people as well as gather with old friends. Do you find this statement difficult to accept? Lets interpret it in a deeper way.

You cannot really celebrate Thanksgiving Day with all of your friends across the globe. Every year on this day you may have some new people that you are friendly with. In the course of time, they may or may not have become good pals and they may even be included on your friend list. Thanksgiving Day is a very emotional time for making friends and feeling nostalgic when remembering the old ones.

How can you be one with your old friends?

The best way to bring them all together on this special occasion is to throw a party. Post your invitation to your near and dear ones living in far-off places at least a month before the celebration. For those who are staying nearby, you can give them a call or drop in to their homes and personally invite them to be a part of the gala festival.

When your close friends are all together, just enjoy the pulse of every beat of the moment and make it eventful. The party should be full of surprises for everyone and for you, as the host, you should feel honored that you have succeeded in bringing these friends together, some who you may not have seen since your colleges days or earlier.

The Thanksgiving party is not simply to dine together and enjoy the feast. Organize everything in such a way that each and everyone coming to the party will remember this as a special lifetime event.

Introduce some traditional dances and see that everyone has a turn to participate. Each one joining the party must have something that is a special quality or trait. Someone can sing well, someone can play a musical instrument, and someone can splendidly mimic others, and so on. Just involve everyone in their own way and, of course, the foods and drinks are there to add to the spirit of the party.

There are many other things you can think of in shaping up the party plans.  Just remember one thing; the event should be memorable with a sensitive touch, because thanksgiving should come from the bottom of the heart.

Where do you find new friends on this day?

Everywhere! From logging on websites dedicated to making friends to marching in the Macys parade or in any Thanksgiving gathering where you would find a large crowd with which to be friendly. Is it possible to make friends with each and everyone? Are you out of your head? This is not the way.

If you want to make new online friends, visit any such specific site and make your choice. You will find a list and then its up to you to match the profiles. If you find the person to be interesting, it could be the right time to start a new relationship. In the Thanksgiving march, you may get close to a few like-minded people. Of course, you might not get the person right amid such a huge gathering, but keep the contact numbers and the mail ids so that you can get in touch later.