How will your Thanksgiving be different this year?

The events of Sept. 11 have forever changed our world and our individual lives. For some, these changes are quite profound, perhaps awakening a desire to focus more on family, friends, or community and to be grateful for even the smallest blessings.

As that most American of holidays approaches, we'd like to hear how your celebration might reflect a new way of thinking about loved ones, old traditions, or even the food you serve. Are you making an extra effort to be together as a family this year? Will you include acquaintances who might have been alone? Does perfecting the gravy or the oyster stuffing seem less - or more - important than usual?

Please share with us your thoughts, special graces or prayers, humorous anecdotes, offbeat traditions, and even a favorite family recipe by e-mailing by Monday, Nov. 5. (Please put "Thanksgiving" in your subject line.) Or write Homefront Thanksgiving Traditions, The Christian Science Monitor, One Norway St., Boston, MA 02115.

Thank you!

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