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A new round of questions for the Thanksgiving table

What do you love about the change of seasons?

Maybe it’s time to rewrite the what-are-you-thankful-for question and switch it out with a series of legacy questions that make you think about your life.  Seriously, if you are going to go around the Thanksgiving table and ask everyone one question, let’s make the spotlight a good one.

Here is a series of 20 legacy questions that help you reflect on your life and force you to think about the things that make you grateful.

  1. Name one thing about someone in the room that you really appreciate.
  2. What made you feel patriotic this year?
  3. What do you value most about your life?
  4. What do you appreciate about your friendship with the people in the room?
  5. Name one person here who can make you laugh, even months later. Why?
  6. What is the funniest thing you remember about a Thanksgiving past?
  7. What unusual traditions, rituals or habits do you have around Thanksgiving?
  8. Name one ancestor that you think about on Thanksgiving and tell us why.
  9. Is there a family heirloom at the Thanksgiving table? What its story?
  10. What is your favorite part about Thanksgiving Day?
  11. What random act of kindness did you preform or that was done to you this year that makes you feel grateful?
  12. What do you appreciate about the change of seasons?
  13. Name five things that make you happy about today.
  14. What does it mean to you to give thanks?
  15. How has the celebration of Thanksgiving today changed from when you were little?
  16. What is one compliment that you have never paid to someone in the room?
  17. What is one thing that you would like to accomplish in the next year?
  18. If you could share Thanksgiving dinner today with one person in history who would it be? Why? (Note: it can be a relative)
  19. What is one wish you have for the next generation as they begin to establish their own Thanksgiving traditions?
  20. What are you really thankful for this year? (Now that we made you think through 19 other questions, we stuck this back in.)

Make it fun. Write the question on these gratitude cards by Family Fun magazine and use them as place cards. Assign someone to write down everyone’s answers in this Book of Gratitude and maybe make a new list of questions for next year. You will start a really fun family tradition.

If someone always breaks out the Halloween costumes then you might have a goofy Thanksgiving tradition that just keeps you laughing all year long.

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