To Read on the Journey

Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Give Thanks Always

The Thankful Tree we painted at the beginning of November has grown with thankfulness upon thankfulness over this past month.

There is ALWAYS reason to give thanks. 

This month we have held new babies and mourned the loss of loved ones.  
We have danced at a wedding and wept for broken marriages.  
We have fretted about finances and been overwhelmed by our wealth.  
We've argued with each other and delighted in each other.  
There have been days when we didn't want to get out of bed and days we couldn't wait for morning to arrive.  
We've embraced the joy of friendship and the sting of loneliness.  
We have felt defeated and glimpsed victory.

And learned.
That there is ALWAYS reason to give thanks...

Because we have a Savior
Pix above of our Thankful Tree, and Josie modeling her mommy-made fall shirt 
Pix below- some of our thankful leaves.


Kristen said...

so much to be thankful for everyday! i think i want a thankful tree for everyday as a reminder to ALWAYS be grateful.

i love josie shirt... so cute!

syllatham said...

Love your Thankful Tree!!!! So cute and what a wonderful idea.

Simply Sara said...

you always inspire me with your crazy creative ideas.

love your tree!

i'm with kristen... i need one for everyday!