If you haven't read this, I HIGHLY recommend it... it's the story of how a woman's life was changed by intentionally and habitually thanking God, every day, throughout the day, for all the big and little things in her life. I haven't started my "One thousand gifts of thanks" journals yet, but our family is starting a new tradition this year, thanks to this book and my recent obsession with pinterest.com. :)
Justin calls this our "Thanksgiving Tree." Every morning at breakfast we write one or two things we want to thank God for that day and hang them on the tree.... this is how it looks so far!It's been so great starting every day with this, and it's so much fun to see how Justin has embraced it and looks forward to it every morning... I'm really impressed that he's also trying to remember what has already been written down so he can think of something new every morning. We're also really looking forward to Thanksgiving day this year. Since the English class I teach normally meets on Thursdays, we are just going to have class at our house and practice English conversation as we eat a Thanksgiving meal! Some wonderful friends from our church are going to help us get the food and share in our time together. The six Japanese ladies in my class are so excited to experience this holiday, most for the first time, and I am so excited for them to be in our home, meet Brian and the boys, and share our family's traditions as we give thanks to God for who He is and what He has done in our lives... please pray for our time together, and pray that I remember how to cook traditional Thanksgiving dishes. :) What do you thank God for today?