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Thankful

 What are you thankful for?

This year I'm thankful for trees, and for paper. And for a little girl who made her own paper tree.

Notice the handwriting and spelling, the pencil tree, evidence that she did it all by herself. From cutting to gluing to taping it to the wall, she was sure it's the best tree ever. It love it.

This year I started making our paper tree and modeled it after a real one in our front yard.



The idea is to think of as many blessings as you can, and write one blessing on each leaf. When you start your tree it might be a little bare, but by the end of the month you'll have a whole bunch. As the month goes by, your tree gets more and more leafy.



Post Script: 11.19.20 Today makes one week until Thanksgiving. #GiveThanks

Every year we do something like this in November. A few years ago I wrote about it over here and about having a gratitude attitude. Then last year I explained why I send out Thanksgiving cards instead of Christmas cards. I love Jesus but I can't stomach December and all the stress.  So I send out the yearly report BEFORE thanksgiving. This year we used one of my favorite passages from Isaiah.


Isaiah 51:3

For the LORD shall comfort Zion... joy and gladness shall be found therein, thanksgiving, and the voice of melody.



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