There’s no doubt that the holidays are crazy busy for almost everyone. With holiday parties, events, and Thanksgiving right around the corner, our schedules are filling up with so much! It’s easy to let this season pass us by without even stopping to enjoy it. That’s why we’re sharing our November Bucket List today!
Our focus this month is GRATITUDE. Focusing on the amazing people in our lives, the opportunities we’ve been given, and what we have at this very moment. Expressing our gratitude is essential for living with joy, and taking a month to focus on it is essential for a healthy mindset!
We hope that you and your family will love and share the items on this month’s bucket list as we enter the holiday season!
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November Bucket List
1. Host friendsgiving
Create a fall tablescape (or keep it simple), invite friends over and host a fun friendsgiving! Not up for cooking a turkey? Here are a few other recipe ideas:
- Chicken Broccoli Pasta Casserole
- The BEST Easy Healthy Lasagna Recipe
- Hearty Vegan Lentil Soup Recipe
- Easy Vegetarian Baked Ziti Recipe
2. Write a thank you letter
Let those closest to you know how grateful you are for them by writing them a thank you letter!
3. Give an unexpected gift
Share your gratitude with friends, family, teachers, and coworkers by surprising them with a small, unexpected gift. A few ideas are:
4. Create a gratitude jar
Keep a mason jar on a table or desk that the entire family can get to. Set small pieces of paper and a pen next to it. Throughout the month, make it a daily practice to write down something or someone you and your family are grateful for and fill the jar. On Thanksgiving, read the notes aloud as a fun and inspiring tradition!
5. Bake a pie
Nothing screams fall and November like baking a homemade pie! Bake a traditional apple or pumpkin pie, or make individual sized pies or bars. These Apple Pie Minis and Pecan Pie Bars are some of our favorites!
6. Decorate for fall
If you haven’t already, then it’s time to decorate for fall! Add fall foliage to your table, mums to your front porch, and fall decor around your fireplace to give your home a November feel.
7. Start a gratitude journal
Writing down what your grateful is a great way to start and end your day. Start a gratitude journal to shift your mindset and focus on what matters!
8. Make homemade chili
With the cold weather setting in, there’s nothing cozier than a bowl of delicious homemade chili for dinner! Make a big batch of chili on Sunday and have it ready to go throughout the week. Here are a few of our favorite recipes:
9. Drink apple cider
Tis’ the season for apple cider! Make a big batch of it for your next gathering or have a cup in the evening as you settle in for the night. Apple cider is a great way to celebrate the month of November!
10. Donate to a food bank
With Thanksgiving around the corner, this is a great time to donate non-perishable food or money to your local food bank!
11. Send out gratitude notes
Who are you grateful for? Send out gratitude notes to your kid’s teachers, friends, coworkers, the postman, your doctor, hairstylist, etc. While the gesture may feel small, having a written note and feeling appreciated will speak volumes!
12. Stay in and watch a fall-themed movie
Plan a night (or two, or three) where you stay home, get in your cozy pajamas, and watch a fall-themed movie. Don’t forget the yummy fall snacks!