This week everyone is kicking their already busy lives into another gear…at least for the next 3 days.  Thanksgiving weekend is a great time to gather family and friends for a wonderful feast – Thanksgiving Dinner (or whatever time you have it).  But don’t miss the opportunity to do some things that are far more important than how good the turkey dinner was with the wonderful desserts.  As people who value faith and family as central to our lives consider the following opportunities this coming Thanksgiving weekend:

1) Take some time to thank God for the blessings in your life.  Go a step further and write them down and look at them from time to time.

2) Spend more time enjoying the people around you than the things on TV and the internet.

3) If you go shopping over the weekend, think about what you can gift someone with that will foster something positive in their lives instead of just finding a great deal and getting someone one more thing to their collection of things they own.

4) Try to live in the present moment by relaxing and enjoying what is going on around you.

5) Allow yourself the opportunity to slow down enough to seize this weekend with what is most important to you – faith, family and friends.

What would you add to this list?

I pray you have a blessed Thanksgiving week and weekend!