I've been prosthelytizing. I admit it. When I hear the words "Happy Holidays" in the days before Thanksgiving--mostly from service providers--I find myself earnestly preaching The Word. That is My Word.
"No! You don't need to be politically correct for this day! It is one of the special ones where we are all together as humans on American soil.
It is a secular holiday, without any divisive religious implications. You don't even have to be an American to be wished a Happy Thanksgiving. You just need to be in America and you are part of the team.
It is all about being thankful (and eating). I think we can all get behind that. The eating part is symbolic of one of the many things we are thankful for. The fact that the meal is shared with others, often family and friends, is another.
The classic Norman Rockwell painting we often see around Thanksgiving is just one of four paintings . celebrating the four freedoms articulated in Franklin D Roosevelt's January 6, 1941 State of the Union speech:
Freedom of Speech
Freedom of Worship
Freedom from Want
Freedom from Fear
Truly much to be thankful for.