Nov 11, 2010

Blessings, Gratitude, Thanksgiving...

Gratitude is very important to me.  
As a mother, its a cornerstone to my parenting.
Giving my children opportunities to express their gratitude is a daily goal.
A holiday named for Giving Thanks?
Yes please!
Today I'd like to share some of our words for giving thanks....
 (Ava's crayon melt art inspired by The Artful Parent, here.)

Turkeys come out to play
Thanksgiving is a time
to give thanks
Thanksgiving is a special time of year 
to be nice to everyone.
Thanksgiving is a time 
to be thankful for everyone who loves you.
Thanksgiving is a time 
when everyone gets together to make food and share it.
Ava, age 6 

I've mentioned our blessing cards before, here, and here.  Last year Ava painted this lovely cornucopia,  and wrote a beautiful blessing, but for some reason (umm... pregnancy) I didn't write her blessing on her card until today.

 (water color by Ava)

Thanksgivings Blessing
Jack-o-lanterns go away when pumpkins and cornucopias come to the table.
Cats lay inside winter's doors.
The farmers run and switch to make a scarecrow itch.
There are good sights to see when you step outside on Thanksgiving day.
Ava, age 5

And for me personally, what makes my day full of warmth and gratitude...

Messy faces...


Ocean Fairies...

and one little teething baby who was taking a nap during this time, so I didn't risk taking his picture.
(I was too grateful for his rest)

Many thanks to The Magic Onions for bringing families together for Friday's Nature Table.


Grace said...

I love this post. I'm going to get my girls to write something this year. Thanks for the idea.

Seaside Siblings said...

What a lovely post and such beautiful artwork

anna said...

What a wonderful family you have! And such beautiful images. Thank you for this post x

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I am a thirty something mother of three. Hoping to raise my little ones to love the the slower things in life.