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Nov 04

Give Thanks

Posted on November 4, 2020 at 10:53 AM by Tiffany Miller

Hello Everyone            


It is finally November and it’s the month of thankfulness. November marks a time where we sit back and really look at the things we are thankful for. Although we are hitting that busy time of year where we are thinking of family joining us for Thanksgiving and shopping for Christmas and the stress of all of that. We really should stop and reserve some time for thankfulness. 


With our year being turned upside down, it’s hard to even imagine what to be thankful for. We were really hit with a curve ball this year and had our world turned upside down. We are in a constant state of stress with wondering what’s going to happen next and what the future holds.. There’s lots of unknowns and it can cause us to not only stress, but cause us to be ungrateful for the positive things we do have in our lives.  We tend to not see those things and over look them. Now is the perfect time to really stop and take a look at what’s in our lives and teach our kids how to be thankful. 


One of the fun ways you can teach your family about thankfulness is to create something that is visible for the whole family to see. My family has a Turkey on the table. This amazing little turkey sits on your table and comes with feathers for everyday up until Thanksgiving for you to write on about what you are thankful for. It also comes with a book so you can read it to your family. Everyday you chose a feather and write what you are thankful and place it on your turkey. By the time Thanksgiving arrives, your turkey has all of his feathers and its full of things you have been thankful for. It’s a great way to have a visual for your family of the things you are thankful for. What a great way to start this tradition with your family. Here is a link to the turkey if you are interested in buying it this year. 

https://www.amazon.com/stores/Turkey on the Table/page/36E25C53-7D57-4C04-AD02-D88AF6ABC41B?ref_=ast_bln


There are other great ways to show your thankfulness with out having to purchase the turkey. Here are a few of my favorites.


Leaves of thankfulness: 

You can get a poster board and paint a giant tree on it. Have your kids make some leaves of all different shapes and colors and write on the leaves what you are thankful for. Once they have written on their leave, place them on your board. It could be a beautiful display of a fall tree in your home of thankfulness.


Thankful Turkey:

If you don’t want to buy the turkey on the table, make your own. You could make the feathers out of your kids hands and draw a turkey on a poster board. Fill out the feathers and place them on your turkey. 


Make a Thankful Tree:

This easy craft is a fun way to get the whole family involved. Just take a mason jar and fill it will old branches from your yard. Now make some leave of different colors with a string. You can write on your leaves and place them on your tree everyday. Here is a link to show you how to make this simple and fun craft with your family. 

https://www.etsy.com/listing/866694306/thankful-tree-branches-not-included


Make thank you cards:

Take some time and write your family some thankful cards. Tell them why you are thankful for them. Everyone loves getting things in the mail and this is a great way to show love and support for your family.


Being thankful is not only important this month but the whole year. Being thankful even in the hard times, like we are facing. As scared and anxious as I have been, I am thankful that my twins were born happy and healthy. I am thankful that we had beautiful fall leaves this year and that is was warmer just a little longer than it has been in the past. Made my Texas heart happy. I can also be thankful that I get to write this blog and hopefully make someone smile and see the world a little differently. Whatever you decided to do, be thankful together as a family. It will be the best thing that we can teach our kids. If we can’t be thankful during the hard time, then we won’t be when it’s good either. Have a great week everyone.

Tiffany

Program Supervisor


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