Short Cuts to a Great Thanksgiving
Tomorrow, we’ll all be celebrating Thanksgiving, the most psychologically correct holiday on our calendar.
While the turkey is in the oven and the gravy is simmering on the stove, here are some additional recipes for creating memorable family interactions and memories.
- Greet people with an appreciation for what they mean in your life. No need to express gratitude just at the dinner table. Make it a weekend festival!
- Repeat the rituals that your family does every holiday, whether it’s taking a hike in the woods, playing touch football in the yard or going through old photo albums.
- Honor the ancestors by making Grandma’s best pie recipe or mixing up Uncle Harry’s favorite adult beverage. Include them in your story telling around the table.
- Make your meal a "no-device" event but designate a 10 year old or below or an 80 year old or above as the “official photographer,” That way, you’ll have fewer social media distractions.
- Take 5 minutes during the day to reflect on you and your blessings.
Have a great Thanksgiving and thank you for being blessings in my life.
© Richard Citrin, All rights reserved, 2019