These are the thoughts that are starting to take over my brain.
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But there are other thoughts as well. Thoughts of what the reason is for this holiday. I've been having less-than-grateful thoughts more than grateful ones and I'm trying to turn my thinking around. Here's some ways I've been inspired by lately, and I thought you might be too:
Make a "Top Ten Reasons I'm Thankful For You" list for each member of my family and present it to them on Thanksgiving morning.
Create a Thanksgiving Blessing Journal. Or some modification thereof. Even if you just write your own journal entry the morning of, or the night before if you're going to-- like me-- be spending the entire day in the kitchen on Thanksgiving.
Make place settings that inspire guests towards gratitude.
String a Thanksgiving Banner across your kitchen, or den, or... wherever.
Make a Wreath Of Plenty, so we can remember that we do have plenty, even when it seems that others have more or we don't have enough.
I hope these ideas got you thinking. They have inspired me to focus on the gratitude as much as I focus on the food.