Monday, January 17, 2011

On Let Me Explain:

Sometimes I forget that people move on and others take their place. My follower totals stay pretty steady, but when I look to see who is there, I see some new names and avatars.

So to keep the my newer readers up to speed I’ll explain the Thankfulness Tea Party.

Nothing political about it. It is just what it sounds like. Being thankful for things in your life and celebrating them.

Once a year I have a Thankfulness Tea Party. I’ve been doing this for way too many years to really remember when it started. But I started adding it to my blog a few years ago.

The idea is to have a Thankfulness Tea Party of your own making. A link to one of my parties.

I dress fancy, have classical music playing and using my best tea set, I put out the lace table cloths and linen napkins. I add goodies to eat and flowers on the table.

How far you go is up to you. The idea is to have fun, be thankful, and do something for yourself, along with others if you choose to invite them.

The only other thing you need is pens, paper or blank note books for each person invited to the party and time to write the things you are thankful for. (More about this in another posting.) Some folks share their thoughts, others do not. It is not required.

That is all there is to it. Some people have koolaid and sandwiches on a blanket picnic in the parlor with the kids, others have alone time and a favorite snack in a comfortable place. It is all up to you.

I’ll be posting the date soon, usually one of the last two weekends in February. I state the whole weekend so more people can join in without missing work or other obligations if the one day is already filled on your calendar. But this gives you time to think about whether you want to join in and time to get your party together if you do.

2 comments:

Becky said...

Wow, that's such a good idea. Reminds you to remember all the good things about your life from time to time, over tea! I'm definitely a fan, and I'll definitely participate from over here!

ultimategothguide said...

Hello =) I love your blog and have given you a Stylish Blogger Award on my blog.

Hm. How many times can I use the word 'blog' in one sentence?