This thanksgiving was the first time my wife Laura and I have hosted. It was also a pretty special Thanksgiving for us because it’s our daughter Talia’s first. We had 14 family members over the house in Chappaqua and it was a huge success.
This year I did something a bit different. When it was time to give a toast, I took a moment for everyone at the table to really think about giving thanks and what that meant to them. I acknowledged members of our family that are no longer with us, and I then handed out hand written letters to each person at the table telling them why I’m grateful to have them in my life. This was a great way to start the dinner, and I was thrilled to see everyone really get into the holiday spirit.
I hope everyone had as much fun this Thanksgiving as my family.