Thankfulness beyond Differences for Thanksgiving Fun!

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What does it take to leave others feeling more appreciated, and ourselves feeling more like victors than victims? To appreciate ourselves and others more, is to find comfort and joy in the little things all around us!

When we start fun discussions at Thanksgiving Day celebrations, we often generate mind-bending results for all at our table. One well crafted question can turn a table of diverse dinner guests from dwelling on problems in the past to focus instead on a few possibilities going forward. Ask, “What’s one interesting thing you did in the past week, and how could that foster even more thankfulness in the coming week?”

Need a few prompts to ignite curiosity of a toddler, teen or teacher? Hope to draw from the heart of grandparents? Crave a wee more wit ‘n wisdom from a variety of angles on shared topics?

Teach THANKS and mindfulness grows in response! Thankfulness creates a bend in the road and improves your life by changing your mind.


Will your Thanksgiving celebration bring together teens, tots and seniors?  Parents and siblings? Tots and teachers? Will every person there anticipate the fun waiting especially for them?

Here are a few Thanksgiving questions that reach across bother sides of the brain and engage people across differences.

1). What one thing could you teach the rest of us to amp up thankfulness?

2). Is thankfulness under-rated or over-rated as you have seen or experienced it, and how so?

3). What 1 image or object on this table most describes your thankfulness and how so?

4. What do you like to be thanked for most, and why so?

What if you pre-empt past discord at get-togethers, and intercept deadly barbs by tossing out a  2-footed question that rocks delight for everyone there?


If you have very young children there – simply change a word to two in order to ensure all can connect to the question. When everybody speaks up and feels heard the divides begin to narrow and people feel free mix in fun differences respectfully.

Worth a try?

Here are an additional  256 fun two-footed questions on 64 fun-filled topics that unite people and build curiosity across past divides that rob relationships, and toward a finer future that includes all!

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