Although many people are preoccupied with their food preparation, parades and football; Thanksgiving is a day to give “Thanks” for all the blessings we receive throughout the year.
Giving Back This Thanksgiving
Arguably, over time people have become more about the food, than the true meaning of the holiday. First and foremost, it is important that kids understand the blessings they have. With this in mind, it is important to enjoy the feast by enjoying the food.
So, this year let’s point our kids in the direction of giving back. In the same way, it is important to teach our kids about being charitable. In fact, charity isn’t just about donating money and things we no longer want, but also it is about helping someone.
For example, if someone you know doesn’t have plans for the holiday, perhaps you can invite them to your home for dinner. Or, if it is someone you don’t know, maybe you can bring them a plate of food.
Another suggestion on giving back is to help someone by picking up something and bringing it to a homeless shelter or food bank. Not only is giving back about monetary contributions, but also about making time for someone.
In my opinion, it is always nice to give back. When you make time for someone or do something extra to help someone, you’re showing you’re compassionate.
When you give back to others, you will feel good about it.
Of course, Thanksgiving isn’t just about eating, but also to be there for others in friendship and kindness.
When you wake up today, there is the Macy’s Parade. If you aren’t attending the Parade, you can watch it on television. Another thing to do for the holiday is to attend a local football game and support your team.
In addition, it is important to help your family in setting the table and offering assistance. When someone finds a wishbone, make a game out of it. For example, you can pass it around the table. Set a timer. The person who ends up with it gets to make a wish and get a special treat.
Futhermore, get your kids involved in the meal preparation. For example, you can have your kid(s) mash potatoes, create a decoration or having you kid(s) make something.
In conclusion, create a special day to make some new memories for your family.
As always, I welcome your comments.