“O Give thanks unto the Lord; for he is good: because his mercy endureth for ever.” Psalm 118:1
During the month of November, especially, I look for ways to create an atmosphere of thankfulness in our home. One of my favorite things I have done over the years is to create a Thanksgiving Tree. I purchased a small tree on sale from a craft store. Leaves were created by using a die cut and punching a hole in each so that we could hang them on the tree using an ornament hook. Then for several evenings, each of us would write something we were thankful for. (Each night we would have a different category: friends, people who had made a difference, possessions, food, etc.) After writing on our leaf, we shared what we had written with our family, and then hung it on the tree.
This could be done the week before Thanksgiving, the month of November, or whatever works for your family. If you don’t have a tree, you could spread the leaves out across your table or place them in a bowl in the center of the table.
Another way to focus on the season of Thanksgiving is to take an evening to write a note as an individual or family to someone in your life that you are thankful for.
How do you create an atmosphere of thankfulness in your home?