Sunday, November 13, 2011

I am thankful for....................................

Thankful Thursday, GradaTUESday,  Thankful today!  I love the fact that many of you have a special day to give thanks year round online.  It's this time of year when our senses are gathered up for the season, and we are reminded to give thanks, but everyday thankfulness could be life changing.

I've seen a few different versions of this floating around online.  When my kiddos were smaller, we did the tree version.  We went out hiking to find the perfect limb.  I can't remember now how we put it upright.  I think it was Plaster Paris, but it could have been sand.  They cut out fall colored leaves,
wrote the things they were thankful for, and tied them on the Thankful Tree. I thought this garland was cute too, ours was the bit rougher version-minus the dreamy photos.

                   I thought this  paper chain was cute too!  Click the photo for the Free Printable.

When I'm out running (those two times:) and want desperately to quit,  I always think about how badly a person would want to run as fast as they could, if they were no longer able.  How you might sit and watch running people with a raging desire to run.  You might dream of being invigorated with swift movement, or have regrets of not running with every sensory organ awake when you were able. Even the pain and sweat might become something you long to feel, just so you could.  

I think it's this way with so many things.  What would we do differently (action) if we were truly thankful. 

If you can run, jump, see, hear, taste, smell, laugh, love, .............

 "Do it, because you can and might not always be able"!

The bottom line?  We have so much to be thankful for!  Not just today, or this time of year, but everyday- all year.

What are you thankful for?  What are you going to do about it?

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