Spice Up Your Thanksgiving Conversations
Nestled in between the spooky excitement of Halloween and the ever-popular gift-giving (and receiving) Christmas holiday lies the holiday that provokes thought and reflection, Thanksgiving. Every year while we over indulged in creamy mashed potatoes, savory turkey, and about a million other delicious sides, it’s inevitable that the age-old Thanksgiving Day question is asked; “What are you thankful for this year?” If you’re anything like most of us, the typical response is “family and friends.” While we are (always!) thankful for our family and friends, Thanksgiving is such a meaningful time to reflect and truly be thankful – to know it, to say it, and to live it. This year, challenge yourself, your family and friends to spice up your Thanksgiving conversations. Here are some new thought-provoking questions that we gathered that could perhaps change the inevitable:
- What is your favorite Thanksgiving memory?
- What is the biggest lesson you’ve learned this year?
- What is one way you’ve used your talents to serve others this year?
- Who is the most grateful person you know? What makes them this way for you, and why?
- If you could thank one person (living or dead) for their influence on your life, who would you thank, and why?
- What is one way you can focus on gratitude throughout this upcoming year each day or week?
- What are you most proud of doing this year?
- What was something that someone has done for you that you are grateful for?
- What are you struggling with most right now?
- When do you feel most thankful, and why?
Whether you ask or answer all the questions above or just try a new one this year to spice up your conversations, remember the real reason people always ask, “What are you thankful for this year?” is to reflect on what’s happened in the past, share (and show) your appreciations, and prepare for the growth and change in the upcoming year.