November 25, 2014
With Thanksgiving literally right around the corner, it’s the perfect opportunity to reflect on the abundance that we have in our lives and how we might express our gratitude to the people who mean the most to us.
If you are enjoying a gathering with family and friends this Thanksgiving, here are a few unique, fun activities from that can help you create an atmosphere of genuine gratitude during the traditional festivities.
Introduce the Annual Appreciation Awards at the end of your Thanksgiving feast. Make some fun, inexpensive turkey trophies and label them with an achievement accomplished by each guest, or give out awards based on why you’re thankful for each family member.
Make gratitude your secret ingredient. As your guests come in, have them write what they’re thankful for on small strips of parchment paper. Then lay each strip on top of store-bought crescent dough before rolling it up and baking. When dinner’s ready, your family and friends can read messages of gratitude out loud.
Share a jar of thanks. If you’re looking for a way to share gratitude with your immediate family, have each family member drop a note of gratitude into the jar each day leading up to Thanksgiving. Open the jar and read each note on Thanksgiving.
Create a Thanksgiving journal that expands each year. Pass a blank notebook around the Thanksgiving table each year and have your guests record what they are thankful for. You can then look back and see how your family has grown and changed throughout the years.
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