Saturday, November 8, 2008

Thankfulness--Day 8

Today I'm thankful for lazy Saturdays in the fall. The weather is absolutely beautiful today. The leaves are changing. The sky is brillant blue. There is just a feeling of peaceful, well-being that I can't explain. For this and so much more, I am very thankful.
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I also wanted to share how the girls are doing with their thirty days of thankfulness. Last Saturday, I called them to the living room and told them we were going to start a project. They both groaned and HannahKate said, "Are you gonna make us clean something?" (You can see I have my work cut out for me with these people.) *sigh* I explained that each day in November, we would write down something we're thankful for and hang it on a make-shift string across our fireplace mantle so that we will all be more mindful of our blessings.
(I have seen one website suggest you take a tree branch, put it in a decorative pot and write your thankful thoughts on cute-sy scrapbook paper leaves. I decided I had to choose between doing it "cute" or doing it "this year", so I opted for paper circles on yarn.)

Some of the things Hallie has been thankful for, besides Pepto Bismol, include "friends & spare time, supper, the world, and life". Some of the things HannahKate's been thankful for are "books, a comfy bed, hot showers and Chicken Express sweet tea." And so, I hope the girls are learning that each day has its share of blessings not to be taken for granted. Big ones, like life itself; and small ones, like sweet tea. Umhmmmm...we do have so much to be thankful for.

7 comments:

SuZ said...

Oh I love lazy Saturdays. That was today for us. We went horseback riding and sat under the tree for HOURS!!

Johanna said...

love the photo. Your skills are coming along so beautifully. You will have to make a hard copy for both girls to have as momento for when they are doing this with their children...When I was your age each November grandma D would have us...
And you will have to go by Grandma D because I am pretty sure your cover will be blown by then.

Greg Fields said...

this is great. i think i am going to start this tomorrow. great pic. i love your girls.

Greg Fields said...

actually - THIS IS TRACEY...greg, i am sure LIKES your girls...but I don't think he would say that he LOVES them on your blog.

tracey fields said...

SEE!!!

Denyse said...

Thanks for clearing that up Tracey. Way to protect Greg's ministry, integrity and political aspirations.

Michelle said...

Thanks for stopping by. This is a brilliant idea, and I may steal it for next year (a) too late for this year and b) I want the wee ones to be a touch older). Very cool! Oh, and I'm so with you on the do it now vs make it beautiful just because.