Monday, November 3, 2008

Gratitude

My family is starting a new tradition this year I thought I'd share for anyone that wants to try it or share their own tradition! Starting November first we've been doing "Days of Thanksgiving." Every evening we all say one thing we are grateful for and write it on a paper chain (or you could use a leaf garland). This chain will be displayed for our Thanksgiving dinner (the table if it fits). I'm also writing a post each day for my blessing. I'm thinking this might be a good lead in for some Thanksgiving or December service, "because I have been given much I too must give." Simple idea but I'm all excited! What are some Thanksgiving traditions your family does or ways to inspire an attitute of gratitude?

4 comments:

Jenny said...

Sorry I don't have any cool Thanksgiving traditions to share, but I love your idea and I'm starting it with my family tonight. Thanks!

shayla said...

Love the picture collage! And love the new tradition you've started with your family. I may just have to steal the idea once Brighton understands the word "thankful" and once he can appreciate a paper chain. It really does sound like fun. We never really had any Thanksgiving traditions growing up and unfortunately Brent and I haven't started any of our own yet. One thing I thought of though that would be a great thing to do during the month of November is to read a scripture verse each day that has to do with giving thanks and being grateful.

Gina Rochelle said...

ooo, I'm liking the scripture idea! No Thanksgiving traditions? Than why am I being told we have to have deviled sneggs on our Thanksgiving menu (and seeking Mama Steed's stuffing tips)? :o)

Russ Cannon said...

The Thanksgiving gatherings at Grandmother Cannon's home always included a "group birthday celebration" for Ned, Pat, Layne, and me. We could do the same thing in our family with Jamie, Lindy, Pop, and baby Hunter.

Dad