Introducing The Gracious Gobbler
A new family tradition this Thanksgiving season!
I’m Megan Delgado, creator of the Gracious Gobbler. As a family of six, our days can become very hectic. The Gracious Gobbler has provided our family with an opportunity to slow down and spend a month as a family focusing on what matters most through kindness, reflection and notes of appreciation. We feel the opportunity to build strong values starts at home, as a family and that there is a strong connection between gratitude and kindness.
Follow These Steps For the month of November (November 1-Thanksgiving)
- Bring a Gracious Gobbler into your home.Let its presence be a reminder to practice kindness on a daily basis and to be grateful for the kindness others have shown.
- Reflect at the end of the day, as a family, on the acts of kindness exhibited by your family that day. Talk about how others may have shown kindness. It is important to be grateful for the material things in our life but it’s worth teaching our kids to be grateful for the people in our lives and the importance of being grateful for the kindness we receive from those we encounter throughout our day.
- The Gracious Gobbler will leave a note every evening for the family to read the following morning. It will acknowledge someone in the home for their efforts the previous day. As a parent, I often get caught up in how hectic our days are. I find the number of negative comments can outweigh the good. A note not only reinforces the good behavior and acknowledges someone for their efforts, it forces me to start focusing on the good things happening around us. It allows me to be more intentional on reinforcing the positive rather than constantly focusing on the negative.