Saturday, November 29, 2008

GRATITUDE

This year for Thanksgiving I made a GRATITUDE JOURNAL. At the beginning of November, during Family Home Evening, I taught the lesson about gratitude and told the family about the journal I was assembling. I asked them to think of the things, throughout the month, that they was thankful for. I was not not sure what kind of responses I would get.As Thanksgiving Day began to draw nearer, the kids would as me questions like, "...is it ok if I say I am grateful for toys...can I write it in poem form..." It made me hopeful that they were actually putting thought into there responses. And here are some of the thins that the children said they were grateful for.

Zack: Of all the things I could be thankful for, I am thankful for my freedom to speak what I want, when I wish. I am proud to have this life and the choice to be an American. I am also thankful for my religion, an LDS Mormon. I love to have something to believe in as lives end and new ones begin. I am proud of the choice to believe in Christ, and have a chance to live in the ETERNAL City in Heaven. I am proud of simple things, things that are important, however, for everyone. I love to have thanks for every little or large thing.

Belle: I am grateful for a roof over my head, food, water, health, family, ears, school, tv to entertain us, Grandma, friends, clothes, toys, money, pencils, paper, paint, shoes, healthy stuff, earth, everything.
Katie: Thanks for a roof, a bed, protection, a blanket, a fireplace, toys, fire, the earth, love, heaven, trees, plants, pets, clothes, a family, grandparents, cousins, aunts and uncles.

Becky: Count my blessings for company, grandparents, love, family, cousins, bible, plants, baptism, animals, home, food, beds, weather.

1 comment:

Emily said...

i love this "thankful" post! I am thankful for a wonderful friend in you, Nikki!