A Tree of Thanks

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We have an abundance of things to be thankful for this year. Sure, we have a rat rotting in our bathroom wall, but so many other things in life are great blessings I don’t want to take for granted.

For Family Home Evening we made a Thankful Tree with leaves describing things we are thankful for right now. A small way to remember what is good in our lives.

I cut out all the leaves using this maple leaf pattern and modeled the tree design after this one. Warren was more than happy to gather a few sticks (one of his favorite pastimes) for the project.

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We wrote down as many things as we could think of– everything from family, to the Savior, to school buses (Warren’s contribution).

Every time I look at this little tree I am mindful of the great things that make our lives so full.

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7 thoughts on “A Tree of Thanks”

  1. Oh my, this looks almost identical to our Thankful Tree! I guess great minds think alike (or, surf the same idea blogs ;). I’m jealous of your leaves though – I was a little impatient when I was cutting mine out, and it totally shows.

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