Donate to Children's Haven
Volunteer to Serve Thanksgiving
Ronald McDonald House
Give Back at Salvation Army
You can take a small bag of stones,
navy beans, or fake jewels, and every day, think of at least one
thing you are thankful for. For each thing you are thankful for, drop
one of these items into a decorative clear container. That way, at
the end of the month, you will have a full jar of small blessings to
remember how lucky you truly are.
Thankful Fall Leaves
Another way to do this, is to take a
bunch of fabric of paper leaves and write down a blessing on each.
You can spread these out over a table, stick them to your fridge or
wall, or even clip them to a string and decorate the house with them.
I'm willing to bet that you will be out of leaves, or out of room for
them long before you are out of reasons that you're thankful!
If you still have sturdy leftover
pumpkins from Halloween, consider writing things you're thankful for
on each, wrapping a decorative bow around the top, and placing them
in high traffic areas so everyone is reminded to be more thankful.
Beside them, you can put a piece of chalk board, or a decorative
piece of paper that says: ?I am thankful for...?
Thank You Note
Thank you letters are a great way to
let the people in your life know that you appreciate them, and all
they do. A quick thank you note is great for friends and coworkers,
with something notable that you are grateful for. A letter listing
the things you are thankful is a heartfelt way to remind your family
that you appreciate them.
Very little is known about the 1621 event in Plymouth that is the model for our Thanksgiving ...
If there is one day each year when food and family take center stage, it is Thanksgiving ...
The classic Thanksgiving menu of turkey, cranberries, pumpkin pie, and root vegetables is based on New England fall harvests.
The Pilgrims and the Wampanoag were not particularly identified with Thanksgiving until about 1900, though interest in the Pilgrims as historic figures began shortly before the American Revolution.
The Continental Congress proclaimed the first national Thanksgiving in 1777 ...