Thanksgiving at our house is a big event. This year we are taking Thanksgiving to Mimi's house. Usually she comes to us, but she isn't feeling great right now and so we are going to her. Last night we made a quick trip to drop off the turkey, homemade cranberry sauce, and some other goodies. We took a few moments to clean her kitchen, vacuum her floor, and a few other things to tidy up. The children also set the table with our special Thanksgiving placemats, and napkins. And then....... we hung up the Thanksgiving leaves.
What are the "Thanksgiving Leaves" you ask? Well....each year we try to add a little something to our decorations to help make this holiday special. One year we bought a table cloth and some napkins at a yardsale. Another year Hannah and I made quilted placemats. And then a couple of years ago, we were going through a tough time and really wanted to focus on being thankful. We got the idea to trace leaf shapes onto card stock and write something we especially appreciated on each leaf. We then laminated the leaves and hung them on a long piece of yarn. Every year we hang it up before Thanksgiving to remind us of how much we have to be thankful for. We have all kinds of things on our leaves from friends and family, to Legos! This year I realized we hadn't added to it in a while. I think we will do that before we put it away.
God has blessed us abundantly as usual. He always takes great care of us. When we stop and count our blessings, it is very hard to be ungrateful. I pray that you also have been blessed in some way this year.
So.... to you and yours Happy Thanksgiving!