Finding ways to be thankful for the whole family

(NC) Looking to make some new family memories this Thanksgiving? With a holiday that celebrates the traditional harvest and blessings of the past year, get your crew into the spirit of giving back with some activities together.

Consider contacting your local soup kitchen and offer to have your family cook and serve a meal. If possible, decide on the menu together and ensure everyone has an active role in the process, whether that’s chopping vegetables, assembling dessert or joining the clean-up crew.

You can also spend 15 minutes outside picking up litter together at your local park. This is a great chance to be active together and do something good for your neighbourhood.

Another idea is to divvy up the rooms in your house and gather all unused household items, clothes and accessories to give to others who likely need them more than you do. Even young children can get involved by being encouraged to donate their indoor and outdoor toys. Not only are you bound to feel good for donating to the less fortunate, you’ll be reducing landfill waste. Learn more at declutter.diabetes.ca.

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