Thanksgiving is a time to remember how thankful and blessed we are in our daily lives. Life can be crazy, busy and unpredictable and sometimes it's hard to remember everyday how much you have to be thankful for. "Crazy Blessed" describes my world. Plus as a mom I want to raise thankful and grateful children, who understand the importance of these virtues.
Last year we started a new family tradition (that we love) for November, to share at dinner something we are thankful for. Sometimes it was silly or sometimes thoughtful, but it always reminded us how blessed we are and that their is always something to be thankful for. If we forgot at dinner, my son (who was 3 at the time) would remind us. He loved saying what he was thankful for.
I can't wait for this year! Sharing what your thankful for with your family everyday is a fun family bonding time. Sometimes the little things we do, are big things to our loved ones and I remember some touching moments from our tradition last year. We just share at dinner everday, but do what works best for your family. I think when my children are older, I will create a Thankful Jar and have them write what they are thankful, plus what wonderful keepsakes the thankful notes will be.
This family tradition will help your children learn about being thankful, build a strong family bond and to remind us all we are "forever thankful, always grateful, abundancy blessed."
To celebrate Thanksgiving we started a new family tradition for the entire month of November. This idea is a great way to start the Thanksgiving Holiday and for your kids to learn what Thanksgiving is all about. This tradition wil become a family favorite for everyone, but this is perfect for couples to and to create a strong family/couple bond.