About the 1st of November, I always put a large piece of paper on the refrigerator with the words, “Thank you God for” at the top. Family members are encouraged to regularly write down something they are thankful for. This has been a tradition for many years in our home. We enjoy writing our own and reading what the rest of the family has written.
This year since we are all separated, we set up a Thanksgiving GroupMe account for group messages just for our family. If you are separated from your family, you might consider the same thing. We love reading what our children are thankful for and seeing them interact with each other on this account.
It is encouraging to see a lot of giving of thanks on Facebook this year. Writing down your blessings can really change your outlook. As the old hymn by Johnson Oatman says, “Count your many blessings; name them one by one; and it will surprise you what the Lord has done.”