Thanksgiving Traditions: Thankful Travel Time

Do you wish for a simple way to make Thanksgiving about more than just turkey and football?  Consider adopting this tradition and adapting it in a way that fits your family schedule. 

On Thanksgiving Day each year, we have about a twenty minute drive to get to the extended family lunch or dinner.  The entire way there we go around and say what we’re thankful for.  Each person says one word each or a short phrase (“Thank you, God, for…”) as we continue around the circle of people in the car.  My husband and I started this tradition before we even had children as a way to get back to the heart of Thanksgiving.  Since then, it’s been fun to see the children catch on and participate more and more each year.  The year Jake was two years old, he thanked God for firemen every turn!   We appreciate the twenty minute time frame because it forces those of us who are beyond two years old to get creative and think past the usual thanksgivings (home, food, car, clothes) to fill up the whole time…no repetition allowed!   It puts our hearts in the right place and reminds us of our many blessings before a day of more blessings with our family. 

Give thanks to the Lord, for he is good. His love endures forever.  Psalm 136:1

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