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Giving Thanks: Make a Gratitude Wall

This yer my family has been very lucky and privileged to do a lot of traveling and see a lot of different places. We made it to two big cities on our travel bucket list. We did a lot of sight seeing and learned a lot of historical things about the cities, and our country.

As with any travel we spent a lot of money, more than I would have chosen to spend. But we are very lucky to work hard and had the opportunity to put money away for these trips. Not everyone can do that. While on our trips we also saw a lot of people, people from all sorts of different walks of life. Since we visited big cities we also so a lot of people that live in abundance, and those that live with nothing. It brought up some questions with my kids. They were curious. They had seen homeless and people that lived on the streets before. But big cities have so many it is hard not to feel and see the difference.

When we returned home we began talking about things that can be done for people who are not as fortunate as we are. My children’s school does a toy drive for less fortunate kids every holiday season. We have already chosen to donate for each child attending the school. However, we also wanted to do something to remind us just why we are as fortunate as we are. We wanted to thank the universe for the life we have been lucky enough to live.

In the past we have done a thankful turkey, we put little paper feathers in it that we all write something we are thankful for every day of November. However, a mouse invaded our attic this year and our poor turkey was destroyed. So this year I was in search of something new. And lo and behold I found the Gratitude Wall, thank you to Livingly.com for the incredible inspiration.

Livingly.com created this simple version here. We have a large chalkboard in our living room and have chosen to use it as our board. But we have chosen to write something we are grateful for every day. Today I wrote that I was thankful for my healthy family. Health has always been a struggle this time of year, and this year I am thankful that we are able to enjoy the season with our health intact. What would you write for today?

 

I’m Thankful For…

Thanksgiving is a time to be thankful and share our gratitude with others. Everyone has a reason to be thankful, from the youngest to the oldest in our family. So why not share those fantastic reasons with one another this season with a “I’m thankful for” printable.

These fantastic free printables are perfect for adding to your thanksgiving tables this year. Simply print copies for every place at the table, supply some pencils, crayons, or markers, and allow everyone an opportunity to fill theirs out. You can even take a moment at dinner or after dinner to share them with one another.

This simple gesture is a great way to not only share why we are thankful. It is also a way to learn more about your family and friends this thanksgiving. Help your little ones fill it out, or let them color and draw pictures to tell a story about the things they are thankful for this year. It will quickly become a fun game to show and tell everyone and just might become your new favorite thanksgiving tradition.

Click the image below to reach the I’m thankful for printable page.

I'm thankful for

Thank you R&R Workshop for this fun free “I’m thankful for: printable.