Thanksgiving and Giving Thanks

November 18: a gift made, shared, passed on quilting gifts all day this creamy pumpkin pie recipe (shared with you) clothing donations passed on November 19: 3 gifts of autumn golden sunrise squirrels stealing pumpkins crunching leaves under foot November 20: 3 gifts of tradition display of giving thanks writing gift wish list  (kids) family ancestry... Continue Reading →

Thank goodness for dogs | Intentional Gratitude

Two years ago, around this time, two dogs came to live in our house. We were shocked by the sudden lost of my hubby's dear friend, Ed. We were even more shocked by his will. He left his dogs to us. We had lost our beloved beagle just a few months earlier. The last thing... Continue Reading →

3 Gifts of Verse

Continuing our month of giving thanks intentionally... November 10: 3 thing read in the Bible 1 Corinthians 10:30-31 30 If I partake with thankfulness, why am I denounced because of that for which I give thanks? 31 So, whether you eat or drink, or whatever you do, do all to the glory of God. I turn on the Today... Continue Reading →

Giving Thanks Intentionally

About four years ago we started a November tradition of giving thanks intentionally. To make it more fun for the girls, I try to come up with a different way to display our thankful list. The first year we made a turkey "stuffed" with blessings. Year two was a thankful tree. Year three was a... Continue Reading →

A Month of Giving Thanks

Scientific research shows that giving thanks for just 3 things a day makes you 25% happier. Thanksgiving is my favorite holiday. It's the calm before the rushed craziness of December. It's a time of family and friends. It's a time to openly give thanks for all we have...even if you are struggling financially, have health... Continue Reading →

Give Thanks Project

Every year we create a project to "give thanks" in November. Not that we aren't thankful all year long. But, November is a good time to reflect and be mindful of what we have before the "I wants" of the holiday season begin. Using small gifts bags, decorate with stickers, bling and ribbon. ("Be Thankful"... Continue Reading →

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