Turkey, stuffing, mashed potatoes, sweet potatoes, Costco rolls, green bean casserole. . . . I know these will appear on our Thanksgiving table. Still working on dessert ideas. Pumpkin pie likely won’t make the list since I think i would eat it alone. Sniff! I’m wondering if our son still likes mustard with his turkey. Hmm. . . .
Still thinking about how to season my preparations with gratitude and working on the coloring project I mentioned last week.
I do want my table to look beautiful. And I hope that this year I don’t forget something in the oven. (That has happened more times than I like to admit.) But I also think a lot about how to foster a grateful conversation around the table as we pass the food.
I discovered a printable resource for facilitating conversation around the table. You can print them out from my Pinterest page: https://www.pinterest.com/pin/415175659378643802/.
Lately, I have returned again and again to these verses in my favorite book, words I plan to read at our Thanksgiving table because they sum up for me what lies at the core of my gratitude.
A psalm of David.
1 Let all that I am praise the Lord;
with my whole heart, I will praise his holy name.
2 Let all that I am praise the Lord;
may I never forget the good things he does for me.
3 He forgives all my sins
and heals all my diseases.
4 He redeems me from death
and crowns me with love and tender mercies.
5 He fills my life with good things.
My youth is renewed like the eagle’s!
Wishing you and yours a Thanksgiving celebration seasoned with gratitude.