TLR Coaching Monthly Newsletter

I hope everyone had a nice Thanksgiving, lots of good food, friends and family.  This is truly a time to be thankful for all things.  I am thankful for cooking for just myself this Thanksgiving.  You see, this was the first Thanksgiving in a very long time that I did not cook for my family.  They all have moved to other states for various reasons.  So I took this opportunity to cook and eat what I wanted.  And boy was it good.  As our seasons in life change, don’t fight it, take your time and discover something new.  You just may like your new discovery.

After Thanksgiving Activities

Now that Thanksgiving Day has come and gone.  Would you like to stay connected with your friends and family?  Need to start some new traditions?  Here are some new traditions you try. 

Have a game night.  Ask guests to bring their favorite board game. Be sure to have games on hand that are appropriate for all the kids who will be at your house, including teenagers and preschoolers.

Create a scrapbook.  Ask each person to bring a few favorite photos. Provide colored cardstock, patterned paper, glue sticks, stickers, pens and scissors. Have each person create a scrapbook page using the pictures and write their memories on the page. When everyone is finished, add the pages to an album. Be sure to include the date and artist on each scrapbook page. Next year, create more scrapbook pages and add to the album each year.

Write thankful letters.  Have each guest think of one person for whom they are especially thankful this year. Hand out pens and paper and encourage your guests to write the person a letter telling them why they are special. You can include preschoolers in this activity by having them dictate the letter to an adult or an older child. When everyone is done, give them an envelope and stamp for their letter and drop the letters into a mailbox.

Volunteer together.  Consider heading to a soup kitchen or food shelter together to help serve meals to needy people.

Whatever you do after Thanksgiving, be sure that you spend it with your family and friends. You may find yourself starting traditions that everyone looks forward to throughout the year

Resources

I thought I would share some of the encouraging websites that I have come across.  Here goes!

Wonderful quotes such as:

As we express our gratitude, we must never forget that the highest appreciation is not to utter words, but to live by them. – By John F. Kennedy

Be thankful for what you have; you’ll end up having more. If you concentrate on what you don’t have, you will never, ever have enough. – By Oprah Winfrey

Can be found here, http://www.wishesquotes.com/thanksgiving/top-thanksgiving-quotes-share-family-friends#ixzz3svnqiAiH

Here’s another one that has non shopping activities.  For example you can bake some cookies.  Yummy  Here’s the website:  https://onmogul.com/articles/5-non-shopping-activities-to-do-after-thanksgiving

 

Have an awesome month,

Robin,

Your Life Coach

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