We have a holiday in The United States this week. Thanksgiving. The name pretty much says it all. It's a day for us to remember our blessings and give thanks for all we have. Each year, the week before Thanksgiving, the engineer and I like to make a Thanksgiving tree.
We put a paper tree up on the wall. It doesn't cost much, some years we've used those brown paper grocery bags. The structure doesn't matter too much because ideally by Thanksgiving it will be covered by leaves. Each leaf has one thing that we are grateful for. As you can see we still have a little ways to go, but there's still three full days till thanksgiving. And we have a lot to be thankful for.
It's a great way for us to really remember and visualize all our blessings and it's a great way to help the kids learn about being grateful. I love this tradition. It helps make our week more than just the stress and hustle of preparing a huge meal.
Happy Thanksgiving to each of you. Wherever you are, and whether or not you celebrate this holiday, I hope you can find something to be thankful for this week. If you'd like, go ahead and share it in the comments.
I'd like to say I'm thankful for all of you. My friends, and somedays the only adult interaction I get. Thanks for being here, for your inspiration, and for being you!