November is here.
The leaves are falling.
To warm tones of red, orange, and yellow.
As the season changes, I am sure there is much we could be thankful for.
This month, I’d like to share opportunities to give back and ways to say thanks to those who serve others in my community and yours.
What better way to start – sharing a Thanksgiving project at our older child’s school. Students, parents, teachers, staff, and volunteers are participating in:
The Thanksgiving Project
In conjunction with #GivingTuesday, which is the Tuesday after Back Friday, we are going to write thank you notes to people in our school community.
If you don’t know about Giving Tuesday, it’s a cool organization that started as an antithesis to the Black Friday craze we’ve all been so accustomed to.
This year, Giving Tuesday is on December 1st, so we have about month to focus on others. Well, the idea focuses on giving to others throughout the year, but this is just one way to start the process.
For my dear readers, I’ll be sharing stories about community members who I’d like to thank. And that comes in the form of sharing weekly stories, along with thanking them with a lovely homemade baked treat.
I’d like to challenge each of you to think about someone or group of people you’d like thank. Giving thanks can come in several different forms, for example:
- writing a handwritten note (the old school way before texting or email)
- raking leaves
- meeting up for coffee/tea
- donating to a worthy cause
The possibilities are endless.
Who would you like to thank this season?
From my hometown to yours,