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While Samhain was only a few days ago we all know that MBT M.Walk Shoes">Thanksgiving will fast be upon us. With a few weeks to prepare it is a fitting time to consider what traditions you might want to add to your own holiday dinner, while keeping in mind that a ritual need not be formal or lengthy to be powerful.
Fill a bowl with pieces of construction paper cut into theMBT shoes"> shape of autumn leaves. Over the next few weeks encourage your family members to write the things they are grateful for on them and place them back into the bowl, unsigned. During your meal, and perhaps for the rest of the weekend, make a point of pausing to read these statements aloud.
Alternately (or also), pick up an inexpensive journal and over the course of the holiday weekend encourage your family members to write a paragraph (or more) of their favorite memory of the previous year. Keep the journal with your holiday table trimmings and add to it each year.
Make a point of donating food at a local collection spot (school, library, supermarket, church). Bless the food at home first though with words along the lines of may you never hunger, may you never thirst. Discount MBT Walking Shoes">Encourage the kids to help pick out the foods to donate and bring it to the donate site.