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5 Great Ways to Give Thanks!

By GrandparentsLink.com

Thanks to our friends at Grandparentslink.com, below are 5 Great Ways to Give Thanks and Make Your Thanksgiving ‘Thankful’.

We know with the holidays just around the corner, it’s really a time to not only think about ourselves, but about others as well. We can’t stress enough how important it is to just take a moment, reach out and say thank you.

There’s no right or wrong way because thoughtfulness is contagious! Best of all, giving thanks is an acknowledgement of being aware of your surroundings, of people and situations- it’s truly a mindful activity. Take this opportunity to set a wonderful example for all the members of your family- you can truly be a trendsetter!

  1. Use one of those rainy dreary days to bake some home made goodies! Now go head and deliver a box of whatever you made to your local firehouse. Those firefighters will be beyond appreciative!
  2. Don’t forget about Mr. or Ms. Postman this season! After all, the mailman is the one delivering all those cards and gifts on time! Get your family together to design and decorate a personalized card to let him or her know how thankful you are for all the many daily mail deliveries. They will be so excited to get some mail for themselves.
  3. Head down to your local food pantry and check out what they’re running low on. Every town has a food pantry with tons of local families needing your help. Clean out those cabinets and make someone’s holiday dinner that much happier and yummier!
  4. Going shopping for this season’s trendiest winter jacket? That’s fine. But don’t forget to go through those closets and give away any jackets not being used. A warm jacket is one gift that can help anyone feel ‘thankful’ this year! Clothing drop-offs are usually outside of any major grocery story or Salvation Army.
  5. Make a list and check it twice — but not for Santa! This list should be a list of everything you are thankful for this year. Exchange lists with a family member and see how many ‘thankful’ things you have in common! Once you sit down and really think about what there is to be thankful for, you will feel thankful and grateful enough! 

About Grandparentslink.com

GrandparentsLink.com is all about you, the grandparent, and your journey. The co-owners, Leslie Zinberg and Kay Ziplow want you to be mindful of this adventure, taking in all that life can bring for you to enjoy and be informed. This is a distinctive platform that engages readers into an ever-changing environment, and best of all… they offer a free weekly subscription.

Leslie comments, “I love the pure joy of being a grandparent. My grandchildren have taught me to be mindful…to enjoy every little moment. There is nothing better than the giggles, the words, and the time we spend together.”

Kay & Leslie

This website gives grandparents the tools and information on all things having to do with being a grandparent, plus reminding you to take care of YOU. GrandparentsLink is about family, relationships, mindful grandparenting, crafts, entertainment, creative ideas, health and well-being, places to go, things to see, products to buy, tried and true recipe ideas, engaging features from guest speakers  — all written in a voice designed to embrace the reader.

Christine Crosby

About the author

Christine is the co-founder and editorial director for GRAND Magazine. She is the grandmother of five and great-grandmom (aka Grandmere) to one. She makes her home in St. Petersburg, Florida.

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