My dining room will soon come alive with food and guests, including our son and his girlfriend and possibly our daughter and her boyfriend. Yahoo! They will get a chance to try out our new, well-padded dining room chairs that just seem to say, “Stay, enjoy, talk!”
I anticipate the sights and smells of Thanksgiving dinner in the oven, but over and over I return in my mind to thinking about the conversations and connection that will happen around the table.
I don’t have a perfect life or a perfect family. And I suspect you don’t either.
BUT we all do have much we can celebrate. For me, so much of that comes down to relationships. I see every day how the people in my life strengthen and encourage me. They challenge me. They make me laugh. They pull out the best parts of me. They point me to God.
As I plan my Thanksgiving menu, I want to weave into it the spice of gratitude. I want gratitude to flavor the words I speak, the thoughts I think, and the way I relate to the people gathered around my table.
Perhaps you do too.
So let me share with you a gratitude idea I discovered at http://www.plantlovegrow.com/index.html and plan to weave into our Thanksgiving celebration. I love this idea because it involves coloring. I think I will create one of these for each person at my table. If you want to do the same, you can print them out from my Pinterest page: https://www.pinterest.com/pin/415175659378643945/
Check in next week for another gratitude idea. And know that I always love to hear your ideas.