10 Questions for Thanksgiving and Linkup!

Thanksgiving Connection

Today I know that many of you are busy shopping, cooking, cleaning and generally keeping very, VERY busy in preparation for the Thanksgiving holiday on Thursday. I, too, am busy and want to focus on my home and family, so here’s what I’m going to suggest …

Disconnect from the blogosphere and connect with your family! And I will join you in that pursuit!

That means I won’t be commenting over at your place or replying to comments here. I truly love all of you, my “bloggy” and “non-bloggy” friends, but there are some days that just need to be kept for family only!

But … I want to give you a little gift for Thanksgiving. I’ve created a graphic with 10 Questions for Families to Connect for Thanksgiving. You can click here for a printable graphic or copy and print the questions listed below without all the fancy photo stuff!

  1. What was your favorite dish or dessert from our Thanksgiving meal today and why do you like it so much?
  2. What funny or interesting stories do you remember from Thanksgiving or other family holidays in the past?
  3. How has your Thanksgiving celebration changed since you were a child?
  4. What unexpected blessing did you get this past year or recently?
  5. What is one thing you are grateful for about our family as a whole?
  6. Name one deceased family member who you think of often, and especially on Thanksgiving, and why?
  7. What is one thing you hope and pray you’ll be able to accomplish this next year?
  8. Name one thing you appreciate or like about the person seated to your left?
  9. What is one character quality of God that you are especially thankful for?
  10. What is one area that Christ has grown you or stretched you the most in regarding your spiritual or relational life this past year?

Before you go, I’d love for you to check out my 3-ish minute “Sloppy Joe Time” video (vlog) that’s on the topic of Thanksgiving – here! {And I’d love it if you’d subscribe to my Messy Marriage Youtube channel … preferably on Black Friday while you’re standing in the long shopping lines! Lol! At least you’ll have lots of videos to watch – 11 and counting!}

And I’ll see you all back here next week! Happy Thanksgiving everyone!

{BTW, I know that I have the word “hungry” misspelled in my graphic above. In my rush, I didn’t see this till it would’ve taken way too much work to fix. So I’m going to be satisfied with things not being perfect, which is only fitting for “Messy Marriage!” Right?! 🙂 } 

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  • Mary

    Perfect post for this Thanksgiving! I love the questions above and will be reflecting on some of them in the next few days. Happy Thanksgiving and much love!

    • I’m glad you liked it, Mary! I have been thinking of you and your “hostessing duties” this week. I’m praying that you remain calm and feeling God’s grace pouring down on your head all day long! Hugs!

  • Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family, Beth! Disconnecting… sounds like a great idea. Right after I snag those $19 Razor scooters on Target.com. 🙂 Hugs!

    • Ha! Aren’t you cute, Becky?! Yeah, I’m never quite unplugged since my job as a life coach keeps me “clicking and plugging away!” But I’m really going to try and avoid cracking the old laptop tomorrow and you won’t catch me in any Black Friday lines. But then, … I don’t have “little ones” that just have to have that … eh-hem … Razor scooter! ha! Love ya, girlfriend!

  • Happy Thanksgiving Beth. Say hello to your family for me!

    • I will, Ugochi! You do the same, sweet friend!

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  • I love the questions above! I often am prepared with questions to prompt meaningful conversation that lasts long after the meal is done. May you & your family have a blessed Thanksgiving!

    • Yes, it’s often those who are not bloggers or “wordsmiths” that have trouble with this at Thanksgiving, Joanne. Have a great Thanksgiving and thanks so much for encouraging me, my friend!

  • We are having family over tomorrow and I thought…hmmmm, what could we all talk about? Now I know! Happy Thanksgiving friend. May it be blessed for you and your loved ones. 🙂

    • Yay! I hope it is a positive experience. You’ll have to tell me how it goes, Nicki! I need all the juicy details! Happy Thanksgiving to you too, sweet girlfriend! I hope that you are experiencing God’s healing balm as you share more about your story!

  • Our family never had a shortage of things to say. I will miss the chatter this year being so far away, but will be calling/Skyping them to connect. Our family started so many years ago with my Mom and Dad’s wedding anniversary today. Such a blessing. Happy Thanksgiving to you, friend.

    • That’s the problem with most families, Kim! They never have a shortage of things to say but often they are negative or gripey! The stress of the day just lends itself to that, I think. But I’m so glad to hear that you’re going to Skype with your family. I forgot that you moved and this is a perfect way to connect. Congrats to your parents as well and Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours, my friend!

  • Happy Thanksgiving, dear friend. Our traditional Thanksgiving — of heading to my mom’s — will change this year as she and my sis have plans to eat out. My kids are all otherwise engaged so it will be me and my Michael home alone watching the parade. We had planned an afternoon hike in nearby Tymor Forest but we are now getting up to 9 inches of snow !!!! today so I don’t think we’ll be on the trails tomorrow. If only we had snowshoes!!! Anyway, I’ll be roasting a turkey breast and making lots of veggies and a sugar/dairy/grain free pumpkin custard tomorrow. Don’t work too hard on your prep. ENJOY your blessings and I will too. Love and hugs to you, Beth xxoo

    • Sounds like a perfect Thanksgiving, if you ask me. I’d love to celebrate a holiday alone with just my hubby–all holed up in a warm spot near the fire as we gaze out at the snowflakes. I do hope you can drink coffee or maybe tea is more to your liking, Sheila. Either way, stay warm and cuddle up with that special guy in your life. Happy Thanksgiving to you two too, my friend!

  • Ha! so I should not be reading or commenting on here today, Beth 😉 😉 ! Lol. But I had planned to read this today 🙂 For us, Thanksgiving is still a very new thing, as we don’t have the holiday where I come from. So that means I don’t humongous amount of cooking to do, yaay! But I do love having the time with my husband! Enjoy yourself, have a blessed time with your family!

    • I didn’t even think about that! I guess all of your family is in Africa, right? I hope you and your hubby had a great time to just relax and be together. That may beat all of our rushed, crowded and over-stuffed Thanksgiving feasts! Thanks for your friendship, Ngina! And have a blessed week, my friend! BTW, I’m still praying that you get all the funding you need for your marriage conference. I hope all is going well with that!

      • I have a sister and my husband also has a sister here in the US 🙂 But everyone else is back in Kenya. Thank you sooo much for the prayers and thoughts! We are still far from our fundraising goal but we are working and trusting God! We know He will make a way!

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