Put down that tinsel! Get those ornaments back into the garage! For the love of Pete, take off that red, blinking reindeer nose!!! Don’t forget about Thanksgiving!
I love getting into the holiday spirit as much as anyone but let’s not get ahead of ourselves. If you haven’t picked up your Halloween costume from the dry cleaners yet, you are NOT allowed to start talking about Christmas. Let’s take a minute and remember the “forgotten” holiday, Thanksgiving. A time to spend with family or friends, reminiscing about the past year and express your gratitude for those people that have made it so memorable. If you had to face tough times in 2013- and in some way or another, we all did- be grateful for the people that helped you shoulder those burdens and tell them.
Before you rush out for presents, Black Friday sales, or to go Christmas shopping on Thanksgiving (yes- some stores are skipping Turkey day altogether), take some time to share a meal and conversation with the important people in your life.
Dinner Party: Thanksgiving Edition
– If you could invite one person to Thanksgiving dinner, who would it be and why? It can be a real or fictional person, living or dead. You can invite them for any reason- their interesting experiences, unique perspective, or just because they would laugh at all of Uncle Herman’s cheesy jokes.
– If you had to put one object from the past year into a time capsule, what would it be?
– What goals have you reached this year? What goals would you like to reach next year?
And don’t forget to always end with a “thank you,” whether it’s for the person that helped you reach a goal, experience something new, or made their world-famous green bean casserole because they know how much you like it.
How do you express gratitude in your family? Do you have any unique traditions?