Even though Thanksgiving has come and gone, and the bursts of autumn color are winding down, I wanted to share one last little bit of the season, because **it’s my favorite.** 🙂
And also because I did something new with the kids this year that I love. I really wanted to foster an attitude of gratitude with them, so I made them think a little bit.
Y’all. This is one of my favorite things I’ve ever done. It’s not the perfectly printed or stenciled banner that I may or may not have had in mind; it’s better. It’s in their sweet little handwriting and spelling, and one of the girls even put it together while I was cooking Thanksgiving dinner.
It was my favorite part of our simple Thanksgiving decorations. Even though we are slowly changing the house over to Christmas, I don’t want to take it down, and when I do, I will keep it. Yes, I am sentimental. Can’t wait to add more next year!
The week of Thanksgiving, I put paper triangles on the kitchen table, so the kids could write things for which they were grateful. Some wrote more than others, and some needed a little forcing encouragement. 😉
If you promise not to tell, I will share a couple of my favorites, or five or eight.
“I am thankful for being able to read and wright.”
“For our big yard and playground and playhouse-in-renovation.”
“Thankful for my dogs, Woody and Lexy.”
“For Bekah whom plays with me all the time.”
“For the fun we have together.”
Little effort, big impact. At least on me. 🙂
And yet another reminder, that it truly is, the little things.