November 12, 2012

Take Time to Express Thanks


It’s November which means Thanksgiving is right around the corner. I don’t know about you, but I have touches of Fall throughout my home – a wreath on the front door, swags of Fall leaves hanging around my house, pumpkins, gourds, and, yes, even a Thanks-giving Tree.

A what, you ask?

A friend told me about this idea, and I thought it was so fabulous that I encouraged the Girlfriends of Mountain Lake to make some, too.

Let me explain.

This is the season of the year when we are supposed to be thankful, right?  But, if you are like me, you probably get so caught up in the hub-bub of the holiday (menu planning, travel plans, getting the house ready for guests) that thankfulness is well, an after-thought.

Not this year. Not for the Girlfriends of MLC. We made uber cute, but oh-so simple Thanks-giving trees. Here’s an example (see photo).

Cute, right? And cheap! A mason jar, some raffia, and a branch out of your yard. Then, the fun begins ... hanging tags all over the tree with the names of people you are thankful for.

Last Thursday night at our Girlfriends event, ladies took time to brainstorm who they are thankful for. Their trees were full of nametags. Then, they went a step further. They wrote letters to those people to lavish them with love and encouragement.

That extra step is extremely important. People ought to know they matter. We ought to tell them.

This Thanks-giving month, why not help someone know they matter. Brainstorm who you are thankful for, and then let them know!


Photo cc by woodleywonderworks on Flickr.

Originally Published: November 12, 2012
Category: Holidays
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