About a week ago, we made a Thanksgiving turkey. I asked the kids, every morning, to write something that they were blessed with, or a way in which they blessed others.
I want them to have thankful hearts.
I want them to stop and think about what we have, and not just take it for granted.
This warm house, plenty of clothes, two running vehicles, too many toys, shoes,
medical care, enough food, clean water, safety...
this is all they've ever known.
One of TheArtist's quotes,
"I am thankful for my mother and father and brothers.
They are always there for me if I need help."
Even though she called me, "mother."
Yet so many children go without,
sometimes their entire lives.
We're so blessed.
how can we bless others?
My kids started off with things like, "I clean the house for my mom a lot..."
and "I helped Noni watch Owen and Scarlett"
family who loves them,
they started to ask how they could bless others who don't have those things.
And, boy, that's a good question.
I have some ideas, and am praying for more...
and I do believe we'll be making a Blessing Tree for Christmas very soon,
to continue this idea.
May you have a blessed Thanksgiving and be a blessing to others!