Our Thanksgiving traditions are changing and we need to adapt. Families move, relationships change, beliefs change, our loved ones pass on and we need to learn to be flexible.
Women are often the ritual makers for the family, but today’s moms may not have time to plan rituals. Grandmas can help by creating simple rituals for their grandchildren.
Joni Rubinstein started a birthday eve tradition of reading a poem to her children when they were just one year old. The poem eventually became her book.
Have fun with the Halloween Phantom on your block. Secretly drop goodies at a neighbor’s house with a request to pass along the poem and goodies to two more neighbors.
Holiday traditions are important but the simple rituals we do everyday when we greet each other, sit down to meals or say goodnight create the true tapestries of our family.