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  • Writer's pictureDr. CK Bray

This Is a Holiday About Gratitude

This is a holiday about gratitude, about family and about possibility. It brings people together to not only celebrate the end of the harvest, but to look one another in the eye and share something magical.

I’m hoping this year, you and your family will help us start a new holiday tradition. Traditions make holidays special. Traditions take a normal occurrence, like eating dinner, and elevate it and bring a deeper meaning to the experience. For years Seth Godin has created a Thanksgiving reader to do just that.

The idea is simple: At your Thanksgiving celebration (and yes, it’s okay to use it outside the US), consider going around the table and having each person read a section aloud.

Before the meal starts, all you need to do is put one page on each person’s chair and follow the simple steps.

During the ten or fifteen minutes your family spends reading together, millions of people will all be reading the same words, thinking about the same issues, connecting with each other over the essence of what we celebrate.

After all the travel and the cooking and the hassle, for these few minutes, perhaps we can all breathe the same air and think hard about what we’re thankful for.

To download Seth Godin’s Thanksgiving reader go to:




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