Our traditional Thanksgiving gratitude tree was looking a little measly on the leaf deal up until all the kids got home, and now it’s starting to rock:)
Let’s take a look at all those thankful people:
(Ok and Dave too…but he wanted to be the photographer on this one 🙂
Oh gosh, I’m so GRATEFUL to have them all here. We have a huge hole left by Grace, but she sure is doing well, so that makes the hole not quite so hollow (see some pictures from Texas at the end of THIS post if you missed it). We sent her her own thankful tree so somehow it makes her feel closer that she’s filling that puppy up with her companions.
Anyway, I wanted to share something we did in our area as part of this new Relief Society calling (I talked about back HERE) just in case anyone out there is interested. We were trying to figure out a way to knit the neighborhoods that make up our church congregation, those who are members of our church and those who are not, in gratitude at this time of year. And this is what we came up with:
Here are the sheets for the “Leaves of Gratitude” neighborhood activity Shawni mentioned on our Zoom lesson today. In case you missed it, the idea behind this activity is that it’s a way to gather our community together in a spirit of gratitude during the Thanksgiving season. It’s a simple activity, and we hope you and your families will participate!
All the instructions are on the attached sheets. Feel free to reach out if you have any questions or problems accessing the files.
We love you!
I think there’s still time if anyone wants to share that with their own neighbors out there. I’ve seen a few leaves pasted up in windows around the neighborhood, but whether there are leaves displayed or not, I hope people who got that little message passed on from neighbor to neighbor might feel a little more united in gratitude this Thanksgiving season.
Sending out love and GRATITUDE this Monday morning!