Wednesday, November 17, 2010


While most of the trees around us have lost their leaves, the painted tree in our kitchen is filling more and more each day--with leaves of gratitude.

During a painting expedition with my daughter last week, I harnessed my creativity, and with a bit of brown paint and some posterboard we now have our thankful tree. Each night since then we have each shared something to be thankful for. Amongst our many blessings sit long naps, jogging strollers, the Scouts and the gospel. I have been amazed at just how much our little daughter gets what it means to be thankful.

With just a bit over a week to go until the big day, we've got to get counting those blessings so that our tree stands tall and full come Thanksgiving. We'll ask the Elders, who are joining us for dinner tonight, what some of their greatest blessings are.

Any more fun Thanksgiving ideas out there?

P.S. The quote comes from an excellent talk by President Monson entitled, An Attitude of Gratitude, given in 1992.


Mary Anne said...

I am loving the thankful tree. Good grief you have some great ideas. May just have to steal this one :)

Alyssa said...

Love it, We have a felt-made thanksgiving tree, you stick the thankful note behind each leaf (there is one leaf for each day in November). At the end of each november, I write down what each kid said they were thankful for that season. It is fun to go back and remember what was important to them in previous years.

Melanie said...

We had a televised Stake Conf. this weekend--Pres. Monson spoke! Presiding Bishop Burton also spoke, and said that 'to thank God in all things is a binding commitment, not just a social courtesy'. I like the thought from Pres. Monson that gratitude unlocks the doors of heaven.

Thanks for the awesome blog!

The Florist said...

Gave you some linky love on my blog. Loved the idea. Might have to use year!

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