November has now arrived and comes it, great memories of yesteryears' Thansgivings and ideas for future memories to be made.
A couple of years ago, we started a new tradition in our home. The girls and I purchased a simple, solid colored fabric tablecloth and permanent magic markers. As our guests gathered around our dining room table, each was asked to write down something that he/she was thankful for that particular holiday. Next to their thought, they were to write their name and the date. Everyone did it willingly. Every year since then, it has been pulled out of our buffet and placed on the table again. We all enjoy reading what we all wrote that day. Then everyone writes a new reason for thanks, their name and date of the gathering. Maybe you would like to begin this tradition in your own family?
Just a few minutes ago, I read of another tradition that we will be honoring this year. Here's how it goes:
1. Each evening in November, every family member will be asked to jot down something that he/she is thankful for for that particular day. For example, how much their family means to them or how appreciative he/she is for the smile that the carry-out at the local grocery store gave today, etc., etc., etc.
2. Each piece of paper will then be placed into a bowl, cookie jar or whatever.
On Thanksgiving Day, each of these slips of blessings will be read out loud to everyone in attendance.
We will begin this tradition tonight.