Last year we started a new Thanksgiving tradition – the Thankful Tree. Going around the table and announcing the things you’re grateful for doesn’t always work well at a crowded table, but you can still help your guests pause and remember the gifts in their lives. If you’ve got kids coming to your turkey day, a Thankful Tree is also a wonderful activity to help them participate in the preparations and keep them busy. Have the kids collect sticks from the yard, cut out “leaves” from scrap paper (I used leftover Hello Tenfold envelope liners), and set-up a station for people to record their blessings. Depending on your family, the kids may also enjoy forcing the adults to participate!
“Piglet noticed that even though he had a Very Small Heart, it could hold a rather large amount of Gratitude.” – A.A. Milne, Winnie-the-Pooh