Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Counting Our Blessings

Most every night this month our family has thought about what we're thankful for that day and we wrote down our thanks on small slips of paper that we put into our Thankful Bowl. Each night we had to think of something new to be thankful for (otherwise Grace was thankful for her toys every night). Here's a small sampling of what we are thankful for:
  • Food to eat
  • Daddy
  • Our Parenting Group
  • Coffee Creamer
  • My Job
  • A warm fire
  • Ethan
  • Music
  • All of my toys
  • Soup
  • Boo (our cat)
  • Our Church
  • Watching movies as a family
  • Staying at home with the kids
  • Our camera
  • Painting
  • Good books to read
  • Indoor Park and MOPS
I like this exercise because it gives more attention to Thanksgiving which is my favorite holiday and one that seems to be more of a pit stop between the "bigger" holidays of Halloween and Christmas. We talk about being thankful all month long and about how important it is to tell God Thank You for all the blessings we have in our life. We are so blessed!


Aly sun said...

I love your photography. It tells such a story. Great idea!

Natalie said...

What a wonderful tradition!!!