Conversations to Make Thanksgiving More Meaningful with Your Family
Thanksgiving is a great opportunity for families to take the time to reflect on the things we have — not the material goods — but the love of family, the opportunities we enjoy, and the comfort of home. Among the tasks we have as parents is to raise our children to be mindful of what they have, to be cognizant of what others do not, and to figure out ways to help others. In recognition of the Thanksgiving holiday, the quieter time together, and the opportunity the holiday presents for multiple generations to share each others’ company and conversation, below are some of InspireConversation.com’s most popular articles from the past year for you to share and enjoy as a family before, during, or after your meal. All of these articles relate to timeless values we should share with our children. I hope you find them helpful.
Read about how a group of students used recess time to learn sign language so that they could communicate with a classmate.
Recess is one of the highlights of school for many children. Recess gives children time to run around, laugh, have fun…inspireconversation.com
Read about an Israeli charity “Save A Child’s Heart” that saved a little boy from Pakistan who needed heart surgery.
Save a Child's Heart is an Israeli charity that has saved the lives of over 4,000 children by providing them with the…inspireconversation.com
Read about a company whose mission is to “connect people through art” and “help bring the work of street artists to larger audiences.”
Art has always been a means for people to display messages and ideas that they feel passionate about. Great artists…inspireconversation.com
Read about an organization that fosters striking a balance so that people can improve relationships and achieve established goals.
A Democrat and a Republican walk into a bar together... Is this the start of a joke expressing American frustration at…inspireconversation.com
Read about a woman who provides homeless people with access to showers.
There are approximately 6,500 homeless people in San Francisco and approximately 6,450 of them have little or no access…inspireconversation.com
Read about a teacher who created a club to help his students “look good, feel good, [and] do good.”
Raymond Nelson is a teacher at the Memminger Elementary school in South Carolina. His job is to educate his students…inspireconversation.com
Read about a man who smuggles toys into Syria to help bring joy to the children there.
Unfortunately, the war taking place in Syria has affected so many families and children in extremely negative and…inspireconversation.com
Read about a man who showed kindness and sensitivity to two women in a restaurant.
Two women were crying at a restaurant in Massachusetts one day. The place was almost empty, and just one man sat a few…inspireconversation.com
Read about a woman who encourages and nurtures an interest in reading by providing children in Indonesia with access to good books.
Books can spark imagination. For centuries books have transported people into different lives, time periods, places…inspireconversation.com
I hope that you can use these articles and the holiday of Thanksgiving as a means of continuing to spread your family’s light into the world and making its mark.
Wishing you an enjoyable and meaningful Thanksgiving!