Although it is an American holiday, I believe Thanksgiving should be celebrated everywhere in the world. In my eyes thankfulness should be one of our foundations – not because we owed something to others but simply because we should acknowledge whatever good things and people we have come across at some point in our lives.
People often look for specific dates to start something new. Usually we go for 1 January or whichever Monday comes first after Easter festivities. Some people decide to turn their life upside down on their birthday.
These two expressions are high on my hate list. I use them relatively often, too. So, if I dislike them so much, why do I use them at all?