In the hustle and bustle of our daily lives, it can be easy to forget to show gratitude for the big and little blessings we each have. Since it’s Thanksgiving week, we wanted to discuss how you can give thanks this holiday season.thankful

Say it. There’s a reason why going around the table at Thanksgiving to express what we’re thankful for is still an honored tradition. Tell your loved ones what you’re thankful for this holiday, especially if it’s them who you’re thankful for.

Contribute something special. If you’re not hosting Thanksgiving, then you should contribute something to the feast to show your thanks. Whether it be you version of Grandma’s famous stuffing, or a simple bottle of wine, you can’t walk in empty handed. There’s also the classic hostess gift: something small but significant (like festive salt & pepper shakers, or a personalized ornament) as a sign of your appreciation.

Lend a hand. While many of us have family and friends to spend the holidays with, others are not so fortunate. Volunteers are needed at any number of the local charities and food banks around Kansas city. This is a great way to introduce your children to volunteer work, and it could easily become a family tradition!

Whatever way you choose to give thanks this holiday, we hope you have a wonderful and blessed Thanksgiving!