Thankful & Grateful

During the month of November, the Lebanon Recreation and Parks Department is hosting a "30 Days of Thankful and Grateful" event. Each day we'll post an activity for you to complete. Remember to check back each day or follow us on Facebook, Instagram, or Twitter! You can find this page again at LebanonNH.gov/Thankful.

30 Days of Thankful and Grateful with Lebanon Recreation for November 2020. Opens in new window

November 24 

It's tradition Tuesday!  Send over a photo of your home decorations. Show what you are proud of in your home.  Is it a winter village? Is it your light display?  Share by sending a message to recreation@lebanonnh.gov.  Add to your giving box a can of carrots. #lebrecthankfulgrateful

November 24 - Share a photo of your home decorations. Add a can of carrots to your giving box. Opens in new window

November 23 

It's thank you Monday!  Be sure to give a little thanks to anyone in the medical profession.  You may think they here it often but right now kindness is what we need. Add to your giving box a can of mixed vegetables. #lebrecthankfulgrateful

November 23 - Thank someone in the medical profession and add to your giving box instant potatoes. Opens in new window

November 22 

We continue with self-care Sunday and today we challenge you to take 30 minutes to read a book.  Plus continue adding items to your giving box and today add a can of corn. #lebrecthankfulgrateful

November 22 - Self care Sunday and take 30 minutes to read a book. Add to your giving box a can of corn. Opens in new window


November 21 

Go out and make a difference Saturday.  Find a local charity walk/run and sign up. Add to your giving box a can of cranberry sauce. #lebrecthankfulgrateful

November 21 - Find a local charity walk/run and sign up.  Add to your giving box a can of cranberry sauce. Opens in new window

November 20 

It's paying it backward Friday.  Treat a family or friend to pizza delivery.  Plus add to your giving box a box of instant potatoes. #lebrecthankfulgrateful

November 20 - Pay it Backward Friday. Treat a friend or a family to pizza delivery.  Add to your giving box a box of instant potatoes. Opens in new window

November 19 

Share a little treat with folks at work. IF you happen to be heading to the office or even if your office is home, bring a little something to share with your co-workers.  Add to your giving box a jar of pasta sauce.  #lebrecthankfulgrateful

November 19 - Bring goodies to share at work.  Add to your giving box a jar of pasta sauce.

November 18 

Random act of kindness Wednesday. Take the opportunity to send a care package to a service member. Add to your giving box a box of pasta. #lebrecthankfulgrateful

November 18 - Send a care package to a service member. Add a box of pasta to your giving box. Opens in new window

November 17 

Tradition Tuesday! Send us a photo of your favorite family meal to recreation@lebanonnh.gov.  Plus you can add to your giving box a package of oatmeal. #lebrecthankfulgrateful

November 17 - Send us a photo of your families favorite meal.  Add to your giving box a package of o


November 16 

Thank you, Monday! Be sure to leave a note of thanks for your mail carrier. Plus you can add a can of beets to your giving box. #lebrecthankfulgrateful

November 16 - Leave a thank you not for your mail carrier.  Add to your giving box a can of beets.

November 15 

Self-care Sunday is heart-healthy. Take 30 minutes to write a few holiday cards or letters to those you care about or want to check on. Add to your giving box a box of crackers. #lebrecthankfulgrateful

November 15 - Self Care Sunday Take 30 minutes to write a few cards or letters. Add a box of crackers to your giving box. Opens in new window


November 14

Go out on Saturday and do some good in the community by picking up any litter around your neighborhood. Every little bit of pick up helps.  Add to your giving box a package of rice. #lebrecthankfulgrateful

November 14 - Go out and pick up litter in your neighborhood. Add a box or package of rice to your giving box. Opens in new window


November 13 

It is paying it backward Friday.  Treat someone you don't know to a meal if you are dining out. Sometimes you just never know who you'll be blessing. Add to your giving box a can of tomato soup. #lebrecthankfulgrateful

November 13 - Pay it backward and pay a meal for someone you don't know. Add a can of tomato soup to your giving box. Opens in new window

November 12 

Do you have a lot of books?  Why not donate those in good condition to a local free little library. Maybe you will find one to take home after you donate a few. Add to your giving box a can of pumpkin. #lebrecthankfulgrateful

November 12 - Donate books to a local little free library. Add to your giving box a can of pumpkins. Opens in new window

November 11

It's Veterans day and we want you to reach out to your local VA to see how you can help.  Give thanks and appreciation to those who have served in the United States Armed Forces.  Add to your giving box a jar of applesauce. #lebrecthankfulgrateful

November 11 - Veterans Day Contact your local VA to see how you can help. Give thanks & appreciation to those who have served in the United States Armed Forces. Add a jar of applesauce to your giving box. Opens in new window

November 10 

It's tradition Tuesday and we want to see some photos of holiday traditions from years past OR if you are making new ones for 2020. Add to your giving box a powder dessert mix. #lebrecthankfulgrateful

November 10 - Share a photo of a family tradition and add to your giving box a powder dessert mix. 

November 9

Thank you, Monday!  It feels good to give thanks and appreciate the work that custodians are doing in the workplace, school, or buildings.  Be sure to leave a note of thanks. Add to your giving box a can of tuna. #lebrecthankfulgrateful

November 9 - Leave a note of thanks for a custodian in your work place or school. Add a can of tuna to your giving box.


November 8

Self-care Sunday is time to take the 30 minutes to stretch and breathe.  Don't make it complicated just stretch it out.  Add to your giving box a can of tomatoes.#lebrecthankfulgrateful

November 8 - Take 30 minutes to stretch and add a can of tomatoes to your giving box. Opens in new window

November 7

It's time to GO out on Saturday and help a neighbor. Today could be a great day to help with the final raking? Let's hope.  Plus add to your giving box a can of canned fruit! #lebrecthankfulgrateful #community #givingbox #thankful #grateful

November 7 - Go help a neighbor rake leaves and add to your giving box a can of canned fruit. Opens in new window


November 6

It's time to pay it backward Friday's! You may be standing in line, or in the drive-thru.  Add $5.00 to a gift card and treat the person behind you.  Add to your giving box a can of chicken soup. #LebRecThankfulGrateful

November 6 Pay it Backward Friday's  add $5.00 to a gift card and treat someone to a tea, coffee, or hot chocolate. Add a can of chicken soup to your giving box.

November 5

The sun is shining and although chilly still go and take a 20 minute break and get some fresh air.  Add to your giving box a can of baked beans. #LebRecThankfulGrateful

November 5 - Go take a 20 minute walk outside and get some fresh air.  Add to your giving box a can of baked beans.

November 4

Every Wednesday we will feature a Random Act of Kindness.  Today we task you with giving a bouquet of flowers to anyone!  Plus add to your giving box a box of mac and cheese. #LebRecThankfulGrateful

November 4 - Random Act of Kindness give someone a bouquet of flowers.  Add a box of Mac and cheese to your giving box.

November 3

Each Tuesday we want to learn more about your traditions.  What is your favorite board game or card game played during this time of year? Share a photo on social media with #lebrecthankfulgrateful or send an e-mail to recreation@lebanonnh.gov.

November 3 - Share your favorite board game or card game with Lebanon Recreation via e-mail.

November 2

We will continue to fill our brand new GIVING BOX. This will be filled with 1 item every day.  Be sure to commit and at the end of the month you will have a full box to donate. Plus you can write a note of thanks for a family member and leave it somewhere they will see it.

November 2 - We will continue to fill our brand new GIVING BOX. This will be filled with 1 item every day.  Be sure to commit and at the end of the month you will have a full box to donate. Plus you can write a note of thanks for a family member and leave it somewhere they will see it. 

November 1 

Today find a BIG EMPTY BOX and at the end of November, it will be full of food to donate. This idea was adopted from passionatepennypincher.com. We are #LebRecThankfulGrateful for #community!

30 Days of Thankful and Grateful