Happy Thanksgiving!

Happy Thanksgiving! As we express our gratitude, we must never forget that the highest appreciation is not to utter words, but to live by them.  ~John Fitzgerald Kennedy Happy Thanksgiving!  I am looking forward to an extended weekend and enjoying time with my husband in Chicago where he will participate in this weekend’s marathon!  A non-traditional twist for a Thanksgiving weekend - perhaps some deep-dish pizza instead of turkey. Thanksgiving provides us with a powerful reminder to take the time to pause and acknowledge the things for which we should be grateful - as well as to make a better effort to live each day with gratitude and appreciation. While there are so many things I could provide etiquette advice about with respect to Thanksgiving celebrations - such as host duties, guest duties, or how to give a proper toast - I would like to pass along a suggestion for you to try around your Thanksgiving dinner table this weekend. Before the meal begins, each person sitting at the table should take a turn to acknowledge something or someone for whom he or she is grateful.  Not only is this fun, but it is incredibly powerful and ...

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