Thanksgiving is a national holiday with a focus on Gratefulness. This Thanksgiving, post a whiteboard, chalkboard, or poster board where those gathered for Thanksgiving can write public statements of what they are grateful for this year. Leave it where anyone can write on when they are ready. At some point, gather the group and review what has been written. Is there a theme to the items? How has the pandemic, the economy, or racial tensions affected the items on the list? If your holiday is virtual this year or has virtual guests, find a digital way (Google Doc, Facebook Group, etc) to collect and share the Gratitudes. An alternate activity is to encourage all family members to write thank you notes to people for whom they are Grateful. These can be digital or physical or verbal, depending on restrictions and preferences. Those being thanked do not need to be limited to family members.
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