During the holidays when I attend a gathering, I like to express my appreciation to the host or hostess. As a gift, I use a plate or bowl filled with homemade bread, cookies, or other treats. I have a supply of bowls or vintage plates that I pick up from various shops.
On the bottom of the bowl or plate, I write in permanent marker “Friendship Plate/Bowl” adding my name. I attach a note for the recipient that reads, “This is a Friendship Plate/Bowl. Write your name in permanent marker, fill it up, and pass it along to the next friend.” It’s also helpful that the host or hostess doesn’t need to remember to return anything to you when the party is over.
Each friend has commented that they feel acknowledged for this thoughtful gift and carried it forward. This is an easy habit of appreciating others to get into. It’s also a great way to use vintage plates that are taking up space in your pantry.
This Thanksgiving, let’s focus on the positive aspects of life, and also acknowledge those who made those achievements possible. Who could you acknowledge today?
Have a wonderful Thanksgiving!