Almost from its inception, America has frequently been regarded as “the land of opportunity.” Of course, this has not always been the case for every person in every generation or circumstance. Abundance and scarcity have both left their mark on this nation and its people over the years. Nonetheless, celebrating Thanksgiving is a unique tradition that acknowledges the value of what we have over what we may lack—an increasingly challenging mindset in a world that bombards us with between 4,000 and 10,000 marketing messages each day. It harkens back to simpler times when counting one’s blessings—be they bountiful or meager—was more the rule than the exception.

We asked the ProCode team if they had any special traditions on Thanksgiving. Here’s what they had to say:

“No real unique traditions. Just good family, good food, and good rest.”

“Getting told to save some deviled eggs for everyone else, and still ending up asleep on the couch with the platter full of eggs in my clutches.”

 “Getting together with family is what we value the most. It’s a favorite holiday since one of the least commercialized.”

“Enjoying the 10-hour apple- and hickory-smoked turkey is a tradition in my family.”

“Waiting all day for the leftover turkey sandwich!”

What are some of your favorite Thanksgiving traditions? We’d love to hear about them!