I woke up on Saturday morning and could hardly believe it was November. The sugar crash of Halloween was over. The costumes were
put away rolled up in a ball on the floor. And I felt the same urge that I feel every year at this time. The urge to blow right by Thanksgiving and start prepping for Christmas.
I mean, the Christmas decorations have been up in the stores since July, right? I love Christmas and I can't wait to start dragging out boxes of sparkly, holiday goodness from the basement.
But this year, I want to do things differently. I want to slow down and take the time to teach my children about living with a spirit of thanksgiving and gratefulness. And give myself a good reminder, as well. I'm pretty sure that I'll need the whole month to do it.
My friend, Melissa, posted a wonderful list that she called 20 Little Attitudes of Gratitude. I am going to print off her list and maybe wallpaper my kitchen with it.
And then I'm going to begin working with my children each day to cultivate a spirit of thankfulness in our home. If I don't make a purposeful decision to do that, we'll be filling out bellies with turkey and stuffing without ever having taken the time to reflect on our blessings.
How about this...whatever else I write about this month, at the end of each post, I will tell you what my family has decided that we are thankful for on that day. That way I'll know that my dear readers will be holding me accountable. Will you consider doing the same? Either on your own blog or in the comments on mine?
I'll go first. Today's Thankful Thought is my own since my kids are sleeping and I haven't had a chance to consult with them but I'm sure they would agree. I am thankful for my husband. I am thankful that he loves me (even when I'm not so lovable), that he works hard to take care of our family, that he loves our boys and takes seriously the job of bringing them up into good men, and that he seriously loves the Lord. I am blessed and I love you, baby!
One more thing I'm thankful for...FREE STUFF! I have a fabulous giveaway coming up tomorrow so don't miss it! I'd hate for the TIME (that was a little hint) to slip away and make you miss your chance.
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