Thankful, Grateful, Blessed

A Thanksgiving Family Tradition for Years to Come.

The seasons are changing, the leaves are fading, and the temperature is getting colder each day. The stores have already restocked the shelves changing from Halloween straight into Christmas. This has always gotten under my skin! Mostly because Thanksgiving has always been my favorite holiday!

I love the cranberry salad, wild rice hot dish, and Grandma’s stuffing! It’s wonderful to come together as a family and share a wholesome home cooked meal. It’s a time when we can slow down, rest a little, and reflect on what we have to be grateful for.

This Thanksgiving try adding the gratitude chain activity to the list of your traditions! It’s a wonderful way to share with your family what you are grateful for this year.

Have fun with it! Encourage the grumps to join in and remind them that they don’t have to awkwardly share in front of everyone this year if they participate! It will be a fun tradition to add to the chain each year and to see how God is working in your families lives! 




  • Great Family Activity
  • Good for all ages
  • Makes for a great keepsake



Thankful is defined as “pleased and relieved.” Both of those are great feelings. Everyone wants to be pleased and relieved. But that’s just it; they’re just feelings, and feelings come and go.


Grateful is defined as “showing an appreciation of kindness.” This is where the difference lies; being thankful is a feeling, and being grateful is an action.