Thanksgiving has to be more than a feast in my opinion. Therefore, what is on the table is nowhere near as important as who’s around the table. Sure, sharing food, ie. breaking bread, is a wonderful way to unite, but it isn’t all about the food.
This Thanksgiving, be grateful for the people in your life. Be appreciative that you have a roof over your head and that you are healthy enough to be sitting at the table. These are the most important things in life. Try and keep it in perspective. It isn’t about the fancy side dishes, the gorgeous looking bird or the fine china and crystal.
Put down your smart phone, step away from the computer, heck, even turn off the television for awhile. These distractions take away from the finer points of this holiday. Tell stories or ask senior family members to share their favorite stories of holidays past. Ask the youngest ones to share their fondest memories. Try to make it a multi-generational experience.
What has been your favorite Thanksgiving memory? Or perhaps, you have a “Thanksgiving-gone-bad” story to tell. Either way, share your story!
Hannah Morgan speaks and writes about job search and career strategies. She founded CareerSherpa.net to educate professionals on how to maneuver through today’s job search process. Hannah was nominated as a LinkedIn Top Voice in Job Search and Careers and is a regular contributor to US News & World Report. She has been quoted by media outlets, including Forbes, USA Today, Money Magazine, Huffington Post, as well as many other publications. She is also author of The Infographic Resume and co-author of Social Networking for Business Success.