How to use Make Your Thanksgiving Meaningful

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How to Use the Book Make Your Thanksgiving Meaningful 

Make Your Thanksgiving Meaningful is an inspirational guide to enhance your spirituality and develop more meaningful relationships.  Meaningful relationships are developed and strengthened through various encounters that allow you to understand yourself and others around you. Understanding one another leads us to be more responsive to each others needs. This book can be instrumental in evaluating yourself and engaging others around the dinner table to increase awareness and integrate some practical tools to your life. The book can be used in three simple ways:

  1. Personal reflection

Evaluate your personal traits and rituals.  The book offers some practical daily, weekly and monthly rituals that you can easily integrate into your life. All people have a need to feel embraced, be appreciated and reciprocated. Little words and actions of kindness can enrich your life and your relationships. Start today and try it for a month until it becomes a habit. It will change your relationships.

 

  1. During Thanksgiving Sit Down Meal Time

Go over the book. Each page contains a short paragraph with a thought provoking question. Reading takes between 30 seconds to one minute a page.  Therefore, the host should:

Go over the pages

Select the pages to read

Assign each guest to read a page

Select 3-5 questions to engage the guests

Suggestion: The Candle Lighting Ceremony and the Gratitude Prayer should be read together and be used as a personal reflection moment.

Food Suggestion: Serve appetizers, salads, and the entrée during the

reading and discussion. Take short breaks so people can take second-helpings of food.

 

  1. During Thanksgiving Buffet Style Gathering

Go over the book. Each page contains a short paragraph with a thought provoking question. Reading takes between 30 seconds to one minute a page.  Therefore, the host should:

Go over the pages

Begin with the main theme of Thanksgiving

Assign one of the guests to lead the Candle Lighting Ceremony

Assign one of the guests to lead the Gratitude Prayer

Select 1-3 questions

Ask the guests to discuss one of the questions or alternatively,

Ask guests to write a response to one of the questions and place it in a box to then be read out laud anonymously

Use the book during your holiday celebration to increase awareness and gain some tips to be more gracious people.

bottom line

Enrich everyone’s experience with  “Make Your Thanksgiving Meaningful!” 

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