I’ll just come right out and say it, I think we under-appreciate and undervalue the people around us. We know we love them and care about them deeply but how often do we tell them they we are thankful for them?
Today I’m going to share with you a new idea I had this year that I hope will become a family tradition. The Thankful Jar.
This is not just a jar to write what you are thankful about, but it’s to write TO someone you are thankful for and why. Here’s how it works.
As you gather around the Thanksgiving table, give each family member and friend the same number of pieces of paper as their are people in the room. Aka, if there are 6 people at your meal, each person gets 5 pieces of paper. (If you want to, you can go ahead and write the names of all of the people there on the pieces of paper ahead of time.)
Take 10-15 minutes and have each person write one thing they are thankful for about each person on the pieces of paper. (We know you are thankful for Mom, but what specifically are you thankful for that she does?)
After everyone has finished all of their thankful notes, put them in a jar. (Those that wrote the notes don’t need to sign their names to the “thankfuls” that they wrote unless you really want them too!)
Pass the jar around the table, reading all the papers out loud to their respective friends and family members.
Enjoy one another’s company this week and this holiday season. 🙂
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Do you have any special ways that you show your friends and family you appreciate them?