November 25, 2018 – Bulletin

Have a Blessed Thanksgiving!

Beth Lewis, CEO of 1517 Media, blogged about a favorite holiday tradition: inviting over people who’d otherwise be alone. Her grandchildren prepared hand-made place cards, wrapped small gifts for the guests and helped cook the meal.

Then one year, Thanksgiving happened to coincide with a cross-country move for Grandma and Grandpa. Chaos and stress almost buried the tradition — until Lewis’s 9-year-old granddaughter asked nonchalantly, “Who’s joining us for dinner this year?”

Lewis writes: “In the busyness of moving, it hadn’t even occurred to me. But, for her, it is simply what our family does!” So they extended some invitations, ate on paper plates among moving boxes and had a joyous time. Lewis was proud of her granddaughter for the reminder that hospitality is a value worth practicing and modeling — and even turning into a holiday tradition!

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