Say Grace or Reflect. Citing a grace before your feast brings a moment of peaceful togetherness. Try taking this moment to think about the sources of your food and connect yourself with that. Remembering how we have depended on the earth, God, fellow man, and mother nature for this bountiful Harvest.
Try Hygge. Hygge is actually a term the Danish use meaning 'cozy togetherness'. In short, this means vowing to leave all your negative energy at the door and putting your best foot forward during family time this Thanksgiving. The object of Hygge is to be cozy with one another. That could mean helping out in the kitchen or taking an active part in family games.
Bake Something for Your Neighbor. Try baking a dish for your neighbor as a random act of kindness. Random acts of kindness are unforgettable for both you and the receiver and ever-satisfying for the soul.
Give Back. There is a story of a boy who since he was 4 years old his dad woke up with him every Friday morning at 5:00 am to bring coffee and donuts to the homeless. They never missed a Friday. He is now 16 years old and provides guidance and leadership to our youth. He learned how to give at a young age and credits his all success to the act of giving.
Share a 3-Second Hug. Do not just give any hug to your friends and family this Thanksgiving, give them a 3-second hug. Simply hug them and hold it for 3-seconds. Enjoy the closeness of this long cozy hug.
Say 'I Love You'. If you do not see relatives or friends often or just do not get to say it enough, make a point of telling them that you love them. Use those 3 words to break through any barriers that may have been building up between you all these years.
Add Flowers to Your Home. This idea stems from Dr. Weil's 8 Weeks to Optimal Health. Putting flowers in the home brings life and color into a dull or idle space and is conducive to a warm and heartfelt Thanksgiving.