November is typically a month when we gather together and eat lots of food with family and friends. We are supposed to spend a bit of time in reflection, giving thanks for the blessings we have been given over the past year. Perhaps we do this, perhaps we don't. Often family gatherings are more stressful than they are reflective. The joining of personalities, differences of values, beliefs and even political opinions often negate the real purpose of the holiday.
Whether or not you incorporate gratitude into your celebration, you can find ways of giving thanks that don't interrupt your family gatherings.