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Be joyful always; pray continually; give thanks in all circumstances, for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus.
This is a simple idea--inspired by this book-- for a family thankfulness journal. Each night we choose a flower and a strip of paper, and we write a blessing on it. I encourage the children to choose high-minded authentic blessings. With the strips of paper, we form a chain that we hang like garland from our ceiling.
Blessings from August 1st:
"I drew a really good Pokemon for Elia." --Abra
"My wife is beautiful." --Brian (his default blessing)
"I finished sewing my baby bunny." --Hana
"We got to read Shakespeare on the hammock and no one interrupted us." --Isaiah
"I found beautiful yellow flowers at the beach." -Elia
"I walked on the beach and had sand in my toes." --Emilie
"Elia gave me a pelican feather." -me
Reflections on Thankfulness:
From webmd: Health Benefits of Living Thankful