Thanksgiving launches such a flurry of activity, doesn’t it? Feasts ready to be eaten. Gifts ready to be given. Songs ready to be sung. Stockings ready to be hung.
The holidays are beginning. Before you know it, they’ll be done.
A jar, slips of paper, and a pen. I love their idea so much; it’s such a simple concept. We missed the opportunity to start this idea up during November. But hey, November doesn’t own a patent on thankful. So I think I’ll start today and go through December instead. And instead of paper—just for today—I’ll save my thankfuls right here.
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Thankful for a new little one in our life—found in our backyard, just before the first major freeze of the season—who is reminding all of us to slow down, be gentle, and stay playful:
Thankful for these people:
And their wonderful, caring new partners in life.
Thankful for a heck of a Black Friday sale. On books. Of the quilt and sew and knit variety.
Thankful for new ideas:
Flowers at Your Feet, part two, in progress.
Log-Cabin-loaded thoughts scratched on sticky notes (and cool notepad pages from October’s Sewing Summit—did you know they just announced dates for 2012?).
After a creativity block during the move, the ideas are starting up again. No matter how they turn out, welcome back, ideas—I thought I’d lost you forever.
Thankful for these beautiful boys:
Thankful to you, for stopping by.
A cue to be thankful. A reminder. Because no matter how lucky, fortunate, or blessed we are—or how stressed out, bummed out, or down in the dumps we get—prompts to be thankful from time to time are good.
Toss your slip of paper in the jar—what are you thankful for today?
Wishing a very Happy Thanksgiving to you in the states, and a very happy day to you everywhere else!