‘Tis the Season of Thankfulness – I’m Thankful for Health! How Our Thanksgiving Tradition Teaches Gratitude!

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The Thanksgiving holiday is coming in a few days and I’ve been spending the whole month of November thinking of daily reasons to be grateful.  Thanksgiving is not only a day, but a season of thankfulness.

When we adopted Rosie, in many ways we were creating a family.  I spent a lot of time looking for ideas and examples of family traditions.  Family traditions that would create memories for her of childhood, connected-ness, and love.  I wanted to associate many of them with holidays and celebrations.

One of the Thanksgiving traditions that I started was asking friends and family to tell me what they were thankful for.  I wrote their answers each on a paper “leaf” that we use as a table decoration.  During our Thanksgiving dinner, we read some of the “leaves” and think about that family member and why we are thankful for them!

The most popular answer, by far, is health.  Have you ever heard someone say, “With your health, you can do anything, but without it, nothing else matters.”?  It doesn’t matter if you have love, money, or any of the other things we wish for, if you aren’t healthy to enjoy it.

Kleenex brand is giving us an interesting way to say “Thank You” to those around us who may be suffering from colds or flu.  When you buy a specially marked Bundle Pack of Kleenex tissues, there is a code on the back of the “peelie” on the package.  Just go to http://Kleenex.com/softness and click where it says, “Enter your code”.  Tell Kleenex where you want to send a care pack and they will do it for you!  This is what it looks like:

Wondering what my friends and family said besides health?  Here are some of the responses.  Do they sound familiar?

I am thankful for family, friends, and my job!  …..Linda

I am thankful for good health…..Sister R.

I am thankful for family and friends…..Mary

I am thankful for Kelly, Sean, Rosie and caterpillars…..Jim 

I am thankful for a great life, family, and basketball season…..Rich

I am thankful for God’s grace…..Elizabeth 

We are thankful for family…..Carol and Fred 

I am thankful for caterpillars…..Rosie

We are thankful for family and friends, like Rosie!…..Gina, Scott, and Lucas

I am thankful for 5 pieces of corn, God, family, friends, love and health…..Kelly

We are thankful for our happy and healthy family…..Dianne, Bill, and Maisy

I am thankful for each day the Lord gives me…..JodyLynn

I am thankful for good enough health…..Grandma

I am thankful for butterflies…..Michael

I am thankful for Rosie….Grandpa

I am thankful for good health…..Jodi

I am thankful for my children…..Kristi

I am thankful for giggle time with my kids…..Jenny

I am thankful for my Faith… with that everything is possible…..Mare

I am thankful for grandchildren….. Sherry

What are you thankful for this Thanksgiving?

Look in the store for the specially marked bundle packs of Kleenex and “Share the Softness!

Who would you surprise with a Kleenex Care Pack?  It’s easy to do….  Visit your local store, purchase a specially marked Kleenex brand bundle pack, go online to https://www.kleenex.com/softness/ and redeem the code on the box for a free Care Pack.  Easy-peasey, as Rosie would say!

To learn more, visit http://www.facebook.com/Kleenex

Disclosure of Material Connection:  All opinions are my own unless otherwise stated.  I wrote this review while participating in an ambassador program by Mom Central Consulting on behalf of the Kleenex brand and received product samples and a promotional item to thank me for taking the time to participate.


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