Wednesday, November 5, 2008

A Thanksgiving tradition.

I happened to be in Target the day after Halloween, and found myself walking past Christmas displays! As I walked around the store looking at other things, I realized that I was thinking about Christmas gifts, and who would be on my list this year. Why am I thinking this? I'm not ready for it to be Christmas! That's when I realized that they were playing Christmas music too!

What ever happened to Thanksgiving?!! Does this bother anyone else?

I like Thanksgiving. For more than just the food. I think it's important to be grateful for the blessings we have. My sister gave me a great idea to put a little bit more emphasis on Thanksgiving. At the first of November, she and her kids make a poster that says: "We Are Thankful For" Everyday, each member of the family writes something on the list that they are thankful for. On Thanksgiving they read everything off of their poster.
I have never done this before, but we started our poster yesterday. Already, we all seem a little bit happier. It's a nice change of mind frame to be thinking about the blessings you have, trying to decide what you can write down today.....

I know this has nothing to do with special needs. But I think it's a great idea and I wanted to pass it on. Especially because I'm thankful for all of you. My friends who truly understand. THANK YOU! and have a happy THANKSGIVING this month!

6 comments:

Happy in Holland said...

What a great idea! Thanks!

Zak said...

That is a great Idea and I wonder the same thing

Ima Mom said...

YES it bugs me...I love Thanksgiving. I made a blog post on our personal blog about all the things we are grateful for so when I read this I can relate!

Anita Nap said...

Great idea. I'll try that! Thanks!

Anita Nap said...

Oh, and yes it bugs me. I think we need to not skip Thanksgiving!! The next day is free game though. That's when I break out the Christmas music!!

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