Thanksgiving week can sometimes feel crazy and lessons can get away from us! Just remember that being together as a family and preparing food, making table decorations, sharing a cup of hot apple cider while you wait for Grammy to arrive…all of that is an important part of life’s curriculum. And just as important as the “lessons.”
Here are a few stories for your to share in between all the preparations.
Last year, I posted about the The first Thanksgiving with a link to a story from the Baldwin Project (mainlesson.org), along with a poem that’s great for young children.
The story of Molly’s Pilgrim is a family favorite for the middle years. It’s the story of a young immigrant whose idea of Thanksgiving adds yet another dimension to our concept of pilgrims.
And here’s a fun infographic on the history of Thanksgiving, then and now, that’s suitable for teens and adults.
My gratitude list for this moment:
- I am grateful that my two older children are such good people and that they live nearby.
- I am grateful for Dang coconut chips, a delicious snack that I can eat!
- I am grateful to all of you for your encouragement and support. Thanks for being here.
What are you feeling grateful for this week?