I cannot believe we are at the start of November!! Where has this year gone?! Every year, I do some type of “thankful tree” with my kiddos…it may look different every year, but the concept is the same – each child names a different thing they are thankful for everyday and we write that on a leaf. By the end of November, we have a full tree!! I love this idea…but lately, I have been talking with my kids more and more about being thankful at times other than November. I think that doing this grateful list every Monday has shown me the importance of a thankful heart, and I want my kids to learn that at a much earlier age than I did. Sometimes at dinner I will ask them each to share one thing they are thankful for from that day. At first, when I started asking my kids this question, they would name big, obvious things like, “my family” or “our house.” But, the more I ask them this question, the more they have to think…and therefore, this leads them to thinking of smaller more simple things to be thankful for. I love this and am praying that the seed of thankfulness will be planted deeeeeep into my children’s hearts so that they will have a FULL well to dip into as they grow. Please Lord, may it be so.
This week, I am especially thankful for…
a fun, fun dog
packing our shoeboxes
an unexpected afternoon to myself ~ ahhhh, quiet! 🙂
great finds at the local thrift store!!
seeing my kids SO excited about dressing up in their costumes!
seeing mamaw for our annual Halloween tradition ~ going to the assisted living home where she lives and “showing off” the costumes. People there (and in nursing homes) LOVE to see the kids in their costumes!! I’m thankful that my mamaw lives close enough that we can have moments like these as a tradition!
grace ~ the reminder to think about all that grace means to me, personally
speaking of grace…I love this perspective on Halloween, love love.
fun friends who invite us over for a Halloween party
same fun friends who dress up in awesome costumes 🙂
hearing a testimony of God’s constant grace and provision over a friend’s life
beauty from ashes ~ only God can do that!!
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