Besides the 17 bags we raked from our neighbor's yard this weekend (!!! - that's a TON of leaves!!!), our Gratitude Tree is raining leaves as much as those outdoors!
I love how our kids can't get enough of saying thanks for the things in their lives. We have leaves that say:
That would be Sashi, of course. She also gave a nod to our trip to the mall as well as our numerous tea parties. And this one she did all by herself (OK, Katelyn drew the seal):
A truer statement hath never been made. What would she do without her TV I dare ask?
Hers also include such things as dolphins, Erin Bode (I'll explain more about that later this week), and her awesome friends. We also got this one:
Tommy's are pretty straightforward, as well:
These are even better, though. The number of exclamation marks exponentially relates to the intensity with which Tommy feels gratitude for these things (as explained by Tommy):
I love that boy.
He is also grateful for food, water, "friends, best friends, and BFFs," as well as sports and "everything."
Hubs and I got in on the action, mutually appreciating each other:
It's been a really good exercise for all of us. I even need to make more leaves! I'm thinking I may take this idea from Young House Love and put them all together so we can review them next year to see what is the same or different.
I am so very grateful for this crazy, wonderful life God is giving me to live every day. It isn't a hard road and it isn't an easy one, but it's mine. And for it, I am thankful.