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Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Planning Thankfulness into Your Thanksgiving Celebration

I'm thankful for so much in my life! In order to keep the theme of thanksgiving at Thanksgiving, we try to include being thankful in our celebration. If I'm not intentional about it, I might forget to include it.

Here are some ideas we've used:

- Give your family and/or guests three kernels of corn each and have them share three things for which they are thankful. Do this while people are waiting for dinner, during dessert or after the meal. DON'T do it while the hot food is sitting on the table, getting cold!

- Buy or make (I couldn't find one to buy) a 100% cotton table cloth and provide fabric markers so people can write something for which they are thankful. (Markers bleed on polyester tablecloths.) Have them date their comments. Then you can look back over the tablecloth each year and see what has been written. What a fun heirloom!

- Not necessarily at Thanksgiving, we have gone around the table and said one thing we appreciate about each other. 

Let's not forget the reason we're celebrating! 

More on being thankful:

5-Minute Stress Relievers - Spiritual Refocusing
5-Minute Stress Relievers - Change Your Attitude
Happy Thanksgiving!!