November 8, 2010

Thanksgiving -- Blessings

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To start off this week of Thanksgiving ideas I'd like to focus on the real reason we celebrate Thanksgiving.  Sure we all love turkey and stuffing, mashed potatoes and gravy.  Don't forget all the pie and whipped cream you can eat!  Plus a good side dose of parades and football.  But that's not what it's all about.  Thanksgiving is a day to give thanks for everything the Lord has given us.  We need to be thankful all year long, but on this day we should really focus on what we have been given.  Whether it's faith, family, or friends we need to be thankful and make it known that we are thankful for them!

Something we like to do is print out little conversations starters on slips of paper and put them in a basket.  Go around the table having each person take a slip and share their answers.   Here are some ideas....

*Name a person you are thankful for.
*Name a food you are thankful for.
*Name a book you are thankful for.
*Name an item in the house you are thankful for.
*Name an event that you are thankful for.

You can also find some great websites that have extra activities for children.  HERE'S one I found. And ANOTHER one.

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"What a grand world this would be if we could forget our troubles as 
easily as we forget our blessings." -- author unknown

Tomorrow...our Thanksgiving menu

1 comment:

Jackie said...

Thanks for the great ideas! I love the quote at the bottom of the post.

Have a great night.

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