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.
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.