Ah, the most delicious day of the year is upon us. Who doesn’t love Thanksgiving? Families gather around the dinner table to enjoy turkey, stuffing, sweet potato casserole, pumpkin pie and of course… each others’ company. Try to think of one other day of the year in which it’s socially acceptable to unbutton your jeans before the meal even starts! While Thanksgiving is an amazing opportunity to connect with family members and friends, it’s best to avoid certain topics of discussion. Follow along with us as we walk you through some of the Dos and Don’ts of Thanksgiving dinner conversations.
What NOT to talk about:
While it seems to be all anyone is ever talking about these days, try not to let this topic sneak into your dinner table conversations. Talking about politics can be divisive and might cause unnecessary controversy. After all, the purpose of Thanksgiving is to rejoice in our blessings and celebrate our differences!
Someone Else’s Plate
WHAT?! You’re telling me I can’t talk about food on Thanksgiving?! No. You can absolutely talk about food, as long as in doing so, you do not shame those around you. It’s not your responsibility to keep track of how many servings of mashed potatoes or pumpkin pie someone has on their plate. Also, Thanksgiving is probably not the best time to discuss your new diet and exercise plan. Everyone has the right to indulge freely on this holiday!
What to talk about:
Compliment the Chef/Host
Hosting Thanksgiving is a huge responsibility, so give credit where credit is due. Whether one family member does all of the cooking with traditional recipes or everyone contributes potluck style, show your appreciation to everyone who worked hard to make the meal a success!
Share What You Are Grateful For
The most important topic of conversation on Thanksgiving is gratitude. There are countless ways to share this sentiment on Thanksgiving day. Try going around the dinner table and having everyone share three things they’re thankful for. Another way to show gratitude is by writing handwritten notes to your loved ones. While you are stuffing your face with turkey and pumpkin pie, don’t miss out on an opportunity to reflect on what Thanksgiving is all about.
We hope you enjoyed these #ThanksgivingTips and have a wonderful holiday spent with your loved ones. Happy Thanksgiving!
Looking for ways to connect with your community over Thanksgiving weekend? Check out our previous blog for easy tips to get you started.