What Thanksgiving is about and some safety tips Most of us tend to ignore or forget what Thanksgiving is really all about. THANKSGIVING is a time to giveMessage 1 of 1 , Nov 18, 2007View SourceWhat Thanksgiving is about and some safety tipsMost of us tend to ignore or forget
what Thanksgiving is really all about.
THANKSGIVING is a time to give thanks toGod or whoever you serve for all theblessings that we've been given, notjust feasting on turkey, ham, or chicken.
A time to praise the blessings galore
that God has blessed us with,
his love, our families, and all other gifts.
A day when all should rejoice,
to sing of our blessings, a time to voice
the love and respect felt for everyone and everything,
to thank God Almighty for the blessings he does bring.
A time to treasure all in which we've been endowed.
That's what Thanksgiving is all about.*Traveling:-"Plan ahead to avoid a bumpy road
Allow extra time in a travel schedule. Bad traffic can often be avoided with a little preparation. The heaviest travel days are usually before and after Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year's Day. Consider taking an extra day off so that you aren't stuck in the pack. Also, try to minimize holiday stress by getting the bulk of your shopping done well before the holiday.
Make sure cars are well-equipped for travel. Breaking down in the dark, in bad weather or in the cold can crush the holiday spirit. It's a good idea to take the car in for a winter "check-up." A mechanic can inspect the antifreeze, battery, windshield wipers and other cold-weather components. Make sure that the tire pressure is at the recommended levels, as tires can be hazardous in wet weather when they are not filled to proper levels.
Think before you drive. the highways are a community. As much as we may want to think we are isolated in our steel and glass bubbles, driving is really a social interaction without words. To understand holiday driving conditions, think of the way people act outside of their cars in this time of year. Many are worried, preoccupied, hurried, distracted and all those states of mind that make them easily agitated and less careful. On the road, this means that everyone should be more vigilant than usual, give people more distance and be forgiving when someone does something rash or absent-minded. Avoid confrontations, and try not to let other drivers bring you out of the happy holiday zone.
Ease on down the road
Don't think of driving as a chore. Consider traveling to be part of the vacation. try to find ways to enjoy the time you spend driving. This might include playing favorite holiday music or chatting with passengers as if sitting on the couch back at home.
Carry equipment for on-the-road emergencies. If traveling in bad weather or in snow country, prepare for problems by packing flares, blankets, a first-aid kit, flashlight, water and snacks. It's useful to have a shovel to dig out the wheels in case you get stuck, and a bag of kitty litter to pour under the wheels for traction. Also remember to pack the cell phone for emergencies, but be prudent about using it while driving in holiday traffic or in bad weather.
Pack tire chains if you heading into the snow, and consider putting them on before leaving home.
Drive responsibly. Once you get on the road, drive slowly and carefully. It's the time of year when to-do lists can run long, and we all have places where we would much rather be than on the road, but a defensive approach pays off in the long run. Don't drink and drive. Be aware of your physical and legal limits and the potential dangers of intoxicated driving. To avoid other drivers who may have celebrated too much.HAVE A SAFE AND BLESSED THANKSGIVINGOFFICER K. A. SODIMU.
M. P. D. C.
P. S. A.-- 401.