The Blessings of Thanksgiving

22 Nov

Thanksgiving Blessings

Thanksgiving is a time to bring family, friends together and eat delicious food.

Thanksgiving traditions vary across the nation; there are hundreds of different ways to prepare the traditional turkey meal. This year, take the time to teach your kids and loved ones the importance of family, by sharing family traditions and finding ways they can contribute. Make this fall holiday experience even more memorable for you and your loved ones by creating new memories too!

Many old traditions are blessings that have been passed down through generations and although they are important, find new ways, this year, to create NEW memories as a family! Challenge your family to think of new, exciting things that you all may enjoy! Some may want to try Black Friday shopping, or try a 5k for the first time! There are many things to do as a family on this awesome day!  Waking up together and making a light breakfast together before the big day would be a fun way to bring family together no matter what new memory you choose!

Last year I took my nieces and nephews Black Friday shopping for the first time. We were all up by 4am, each with a special deal we hoped to find. Spending that time with loved ones, even though we were just standing in line, Black Friday shopping was something that we all enjoyed and they got to pick out their Christmas gifts,  which was just an added bonus!

It is so true when people say that they don’t understand other family’s traditions. Each family is unique and each tradition is special for a certain reason. This Thanksgiving, while carrying out traditions, take the extra time to explain how a tradition came to be. It is a fun way to reminisce and a chance for children to understand the many traditions they are a part of.

Giving back to the community is always a rewarding experience for everyone the entire family too. Volunteer at your local soup kitchen this year, donating your time to help others is a great way to teach family members to be kind and give thanks. Soup kitchens are always in need of volunteers, especially during the holiday season. Afterwards, encourage family members to jot down 10 things they are thankful for before dinner and share during desert.

The many blessings that are traditions continue throughout the holiday season. With Christmas right around the corner there are many more traditions to share and more memories to be made. Take the time, this year, to reflect and give thanks for all your many blessings.

 

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