I do not want too much time in this month to go by before I mention thankfulness.
It is after all, the month to spotlight that theme, right? While I fully believe that we should teach our children (and ourselves) the many lessons of thankfulness, I must admit that it often gets buried beneath the piles of schoolwork and laundry if I am not careful. Therefore – I am thankful for a month to highlight THANKFULNESS!
Here’s how we are doing it!
Each day we will decide as a family one thing we are thankful for, write it on a construction paper leaf and post it on our big mirror in our living room for all to see. Yes, you can make a tree or put them on your door or what ever location you choose, just make sure you put it where all can see!
Do you know how many scriptures there are that talk of thankfulness? What a great theme to use as memories verses for the month of November! Here are just a few, but there are so many more you can find!
- Give thanks in all circumstances; for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus. (1 Thess. 5:18)
- So then, just as you received Christ Jesus as Lord, continue to live your lives in him, rooted and built up in him, strengthened in the faith as you were taught, and overflowing with thankfulness. (Col. 2:6-7)
- Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly, teaching and admonishing one another in all wisdom, singing psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, with thankfulness in your hearts to God. (Col. 3:16)
- Oh give thanks to the Lord, for he is good; for his steadfast love endures forever! (1 Chron. 16:34)
- I will give to the Lord the thanks due to his righteousness, and I will sing praise to the name of the Lord, the Most High. (Psalm 7:17)
- I give thanks to you, O Lord my God, with my whole heart, and I will glorify your name forever. (Psalm 86:12)
- Enter his gates with thanksgiving, and his courts with praise! Give thanks to him; bless his name! (Psalm 100:4)
Studying the First Thanksgiving
Whether you read a book, google the info, or use a specific unit study, November is a great time to read about the very first Thanksgiving and remember how thankful we should be to the brave souls of the past who came to this country and paved a way for us!
Writing Notes of Thanks
Let’s face it, snail mail and beautiful letter writing is almost a thing of old. Sad, but true. This month we are writing a note of thanks to someone in our lives each week to thank them for who they are. Take time to tell someone this month why you are thankful for them.