What Is Your Favorite Thanksgiving Tradition?

Different families have different traditions to celebrate Thanksgiving. Some might go around the table saying what they are thankful for. Others might slip into a food coma watching football. Still others start decorating for Christmas. What does your family do?

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How Do You Show Thanks?

With a holiday named “Thanksgiving”, it is only logical to ponder giving thanks. There are many different ways one might show their gratitude.

The origin of the holiday comes from a feast to celebrate a successful harvest. The feast part remains, although most people are not involved with a harvest.

However, eating a meal is not giving thanks. During that meal (or before or after), you might stand up and express your gratitude for your good fortune. Acknowledging beneficial things that have happened to you is a good start.

Some people volunteer, or donate to charity, or in some way help those less fortunate. Others might spend time with loved ones, or contact them in some other way.

As we prepare for the Thanksgiving holiday, it is worth a few moments to think about how you will mark the holiday.

How do you show thanks?

Related questions: What does it mean to be thankful? How important is ceremony? What makes a tradition? What do you like to cook?