As the week before Thanksgiving is upon us, I want you to try something with your family or close friends. As a group, I want you to sit together whether on Skype or at the kitchen table, and I want you to reflect on the past year. Remember the good the bad and the ugly. Ask each person what their favorite memory was for the year. What was the worst day of the year? What is one thing you hope to do together as a family next year? Next week? Tomorrow?
When thinking about the past days, weeks and months, I want you to write down your feelings, your thoughts, your battles, your successes. Use this free worksheet to let your family see the accomplishments of the year and also the needs of the next. Use this time to be thankful. Say a prayer. Communicate.
This worksheet can be downloaded as many times as you'd like. Feel free to schedule time with your family each month to do this exercise.
I am thankful for each of you in helping this big dream of mine continue to grow. I am thankful for my family and friends, neighbors and colleagues.