On Thanksgiving, we don’t carve the turkey with a knife in my house. We carved the turkey with our hands while standing shoulder-to-shoulder. After we have sat down, each person shares something they appreciate about the person sitting to their left. These are my two favorite parts of the Thanksgiving holiday.
It’s also fun to look back at the year before. I review what I’ve learned and think about the good and bad things that happened with my family and friends. It’s a helpful exercise because it sparks great memories and also builds gratitude. I think that’s something all of us need more of. These are some questions to ask when you’re with family this Thanksgiving.
1. What victory this year has made you grateful?
Even “down years” have victories. Celebrate each one. Write down your victories, reflect on them and spend some time alone. Did you get promoted? Have you taken a memorable camping excursion with your son or daughter? Have you and your partner experienced a breakthrough in your relationship? You should be grateful for all of them, both big and small.
2. What struggles from this year has made you grateful?
Even “great years” have at…