Many people of the older generation have happy memories of the family dinner table, which was the very centre of family life, and where people would share jokes, talk about their day, share their activities and problems, give and get advice etc. The advent of TV killed this in many homes and the hectic life style killed it in many more, with people rushing off to various pursuits. These days, too much talk is negative. There are always complaints. If the news is on during the meal, there is usually more negativity.
When my granddaughter was quite young, her parents introduced what has become a tradition in their family. After the evening meal, my granddaughter is asked “What is the BEST thing that happened to you today?” After relating the best thing, she then asks everyone present the same question, one by one.
Dinner time at my son’s table is a happy time of sharing and the happiest part is that “What is the BEST thing that happened to you today?” I believe this is a marvellous tradition.
There is always something we can be thankful for, and thinking of that lessens the impact of negative things.
I wonder how you would respond to that question?
What is the BEST thing that happened to you today?