A Thanksgiving Idea
This article was originally published as a part of the series titled “Just A Thought”
This morning I was remembering my best Thanksgiving. I thought it was an idea good enough to pass along.
One year when my kids were in their early teens, we piled into the car for the 45 minute drive to my parent’s home. My wife said, “Why don’t we each tell one thing for which we’re thankful, then keep going around until we run out of things to say?”
We all thought that was a terrific idea, and said, “Let’s do it!” If memory serves correctly, I think Patsy kicked it off.
We each said, “I’m thankful for….” After all four of us had said one thing, we repeated the circle.
The most amazing thing happened. We spent the next 45 minutes going around the circle pointing out things for which we were thankful. And for 45 minutes we never ran out of things to say.
It was sweet. We never felt closer to each other than at that moment when we shared our thanks out loud to each other. It was my best Thanksgiving.
Maybe you could adapt this idea for your family? Just a thought.
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