With the start of November comes a month of thanksgiving. Sure people are thankful throughout the year, but they get serious about giving thanks in November.
If you’re on Facebook then I’m sure you have noticed the 30 Days of Thankful statuses. Then there are the 30 days of Random Acts of Kindness.
While part of me wants to ask why these things only seem to be popular during this month, another part wants to embrace the kindness and goodwill. These moments are excellent teaching times to cultivate a heart of thanksgiving in our children.
The Apostle Paul said in 1 Thessalonians 5:16-18, “Rejoice always, pray without ceasing, give thanks in all circumstances; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you.” This time of year just gives us extra practice in giving thanks throughout the year.
In the past, I’ve tried doing some form of a Thankful Tree, but my kids just didn’t get it. We would talk about being thankful, but they didn’t really grasp the concept. Not to mention our oldest son had very few words at the age of two. Every conversation was very one-sided with our daughter dominating.
You can read the rest of the story and make your own Thankful Tree over on Modern Alternative Mama.