As Thanksgiving approaches, find a free half hour and sit down as a family at the table with some note cards. Use your 30 minutes to write to people in your family’s life who deserve your thanks but haven’t always received it. Thanking people for who they are—for the friendship or love they’ve offered the family—will be a gift for both the writers and the recipients. End this time with your family with a special dessert; give a toast to what you’re thankful for about each other.
by Annemarie Scobey, from the pages of At Home with Our Faith, Claretian Publications’ print newsletter for parents on nurturing spirituality in the home. Winner of the 2010 General Excellence award from the Catholic Press Association. Here’s a sample issue.