TALK BACK: Thanksgiving

What are you thankful for this year?

How will you be celebrating Thanksgiving as a family? How do you encourage your kids to be grateful for all that they have?


  1. We have so much to be thankful for! Our health, our beautiful kids, that my oldest has transitioned to kindergarten with ease and LOVES it (historically we dealt with massive separation anxiety), that Drew gets to work from home now and is not gone from 4:45 AM - 6 PM any more, we have a warm home, we have food to eat, clean water in abundance, and we have so many incredible friends and family members in our lives.

    We will celebrate with family. The kids are going to make gingerbread houses while my sister and I do what we love to do - cook and chat - and later this weekend, we will start working on our Gratitude Box.

  2. Lots to be thankful for, but mainly, that despite the economy, this has been the easiest year for us to be a one income family! What an unexpected blessing.

    We are traveling on Thanksgiving, leaving for the airport at 3:30am. Ha! I am not thankful for that though.

  3. I encourage my kids by pointing out how much they have compared to all of our neighbors (which is easy to do where we live) --- I don't think it really works though ... at least not at the younger ages. A 15 year old can get it ... an 5 year old is far too interested in watching the world revolve around him.

  4. We are just about to head out as a family to grocery shop for a family in need, to provide Thanksgiving "essentials" that we way too often take for granted. We'll drop the box of goodies off at our church together then later reflect on gratitude within our own family.

  5. big dinner...traditions and spending time with family....

    teaching my kids to be thankful is a constant daily thing not just Thanksgiving! :)

    sandy toe

  6. I am so thankful for my family, our health, our home, a school my kids love, and a great community of friends.

    Our family will be seperated this year. My husband and son will be in Haiti visiting the boy we are adopted, while I take my daughters to visit my family.

  7. Our family tradition is to pass around a bowl of corn kernels every Thanksgiving, before eating.

    For every kernel we take, we say 1 thing we are grateful for. Some years it has been my health, other times, my family, or my job.

    This year? I'm grateful for forgiveness.


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