It’s Called Thanksgiving for a Reason!

This season especially should be filled with giving of thanks.  Here’s an idea that always worked for us in actually keep the ‘thanks’ in Thanksgiving:

Put a large piece of paper on the refrigerator with the words, “Thank you God for” at the top.  Family members are encouraged to regularly write down something they are thankful for.  This has been a tradition for many years in our home. We always enjoyed writing our own and reading what the rest of the family had written.

Now we all live in different locations, but that doesn’t stop us from sharing things we are thankful for with each other.  We use an app called GroupMe.  It is a free group messaging app. It is the best way to chat with everyone you know!

If you are separated from your family, you might consider the same thing. If you aren’t familiar with how to do that, you can get step by step instructions here.

Writing down your blessings and sharing them can really change your outlook.  As the old hymn by Johnson Oatman says, “Count your many blessings; name them one by one; and it will surprise you what the Lord has done.”


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