Tuesday, November 1, 2011

30 Days of Thanks: November 1, 2011

In preparation for Advent and in an attempted addition to our Before Five In A Row activities, we're trying something new this year. I'm calling it "30 Days of Thanks" but basically I am spending time each day to reflect on things I am thankful for (in no particular order) and do a fun Thanksgiving activity with LittleBear and sometimes even Daddy. We have been blessed with SO much and Thanksgiving has become one of my favorite holidays. My goal is to post a short post and picture or two every day...we'll see if I can keep up :)

Last night I brought out a new Harvest/Thanksgiving/Fall sensory bin for LittleBear...he loved it!

Today, I am so, so thankful for my husband and my son. They keep me honest and make me a better person in so many ways. I love living life with them and wouldn't want things any different. I am so, so proud to be Mrs. Brown and LittleBear's Momma. They are amazing and I love them both more than I can say!!!!

Today we made bracelets and read a poem telling the story of the first Thanksgiving. LittleBear loved stringing the beads on the pipe cleaner!
If you are looking for a book to read that deals with the power of gratitude and joy in every situation, please, please read One Thousand Gifts: A Dare To Live Fully Right Where You Are by Ann Voskamp. It is challenging, but totally changed my outlook on life.

What is one thing you are thankful for?

1 comment:

kimkitty81 said...

I'm thankful to have you as my sister :)

(And I may borrow that poem and bracelet idea to use with my kiddos)