Never have I been so thankful for a holiday. With the heaviness of important issues in the world and the Church, I think we are all just a little tired and in dire need of sweet potatoes, some football, our people–and a pause in the chaos to be grateful for the many blessings we do have.
This week is a chance to host a “friendsgiving” or catch up with family–maybe family you haven’t seen since last Thanksgiving. And I want to give you a challenge this year as you head to bake the turkey and gather around the table with some of your closest or distant relatives and friends.
Seize the moment.
Here’s what’s easy for us: We walk into the kitchen, hug our cousin, who we’ve only kept up with through Instagram, and she asks, “How have you been?”
We answer with: “Good! Busy, but things are going well! You?”
Then we move along to discuss the macaroni and cheese. Or much worse this year…start talking politics (just don’t.)
I get it…it gets busy and uninterrupted time with family is all of the sudden over and you kind-of missed each other.
So, let’s not take for granted the time we have with our people. I’ve created a set of conversation cards to help you out and break the ice. Now you get to be the one in your family to be a little bold and a little brave and take the conversation away from the food (and politics) and dig a little deeper!
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What are your plans this year? Share below in the comments. Most of us are out at Lost Valley Ranch (our favorite place on earth) this week visiting family, but Conner won his game Friday night, so the Regents Knights are headed to the Semi-finals! YAHOO! But that meant Zac and Conner had to stay home alone for practice this week. However, we are flying back in time for the game Friday. So I am pretty pumped and grateful we may be headed to a State Championship in two weeks. #Fridaynightlights.
Praying for a few days you would celebrate a Thanksgiving full of hope and gratitude. I am so grateful for this little village we have here.