It’s Thanksgiving Day across the United States.

For many of us, Thanksgiving Day  is an opportunity to take a needed “time out” to pause and spend time with family and friends. And give thanks for the food on our tables, the roofs over our heads, and the fact that we get to spend a day doing little more than eating, drinking, and watching football.

This holiday weekend also sees the launch of a new initiative to support small businesses: Small Business Saturday. With all the time we spend at big box retailers, it’s a good reminder to also support local businesses.

Anita Campbell has a good primer on Small Business Saturday over on her blog. It’s worth the read. Oh, and Happy Thanksgiving.

Photo by John Morgan (Flickr).