This is a month of intentional thanksgiving.  We each have our own traditions…our favorite dishes…family gatherings.  One new tradition in our family this year is to count our blessing all month long.thankfulnesstreeUsing dead limbs, I created this bouquet.  I used cut-outs of seasonal pumpkins and punched holes in them.  My family wrote the things that we are thankful for and hung them from our “tree”.  There are some really cute printables that you can download from Jones Design Company or A Holy Experience. I keep a basket of pens, extra pumpkins, and twine next to the tree.  Occasionally I will walk by and find newly added  blessings.  Unprompted, my sweet five-year-old keeps putting new pumpkins up.  Some of her blessings include: kinugrdin (kindergarten), soft blakit (blanket), toys, God and Jesus.  How pure and simple her childlike faith!softblanketIn this season of my life as a stay-at-home mom/single income family, I have learned to thank God for our daily provision.  Thanksgiving has become more than just a day of feasting, it has become a lifestyle of acknowledging our daily bread.   (Matthew 6:11) Dear Friend, as I have told you before.  No matter what your situation may be, you always have something to be thankful for.  May you find joy in the LORD through the counting of your blessings this holiday season. psalm1004 Link Up With:MamaBuzz Inspire Me Wednesday {Issue 54}

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12 comments on “Count Your Blessings:Thankfulness Tree

  1. Lyndi @nwafoodie

    What a great idea!
    I just had a thought. How much fun would it be to paint little rocks with these thankful sayings and put them in the garden?

  2. Mel Lockcuff (@MamaBuzz)

    Oh Jen, I absolutely love this idea! And your 5 year old’s thankful notes are so sweet. Definitely inspired by this family treasure. Thank you so much for sharing on Inspire Me Wednesday. Featuring you in next week’s issue. (P.s. I could read your writing all day long; I feel like we’re having a conversation when I read your posts.)

    1. Jennifer Mullen Post author

      Thank you so much, Mel! Your words of encouragement really warms my soul. Missed you at the blog meet up. Hope to see you soon.

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  6. dotlatjohn

    I put up a thankfulness tree for Thanksgiving Day and asked our guests to write something on leaves I had pre-cut. Your idea of having one up all month is even better. I’m a grandmother now, but I remember what it’s like to be a one-income family. It takes effort, but it has different kinds of rewards.

    1. Jennifer Mullen Post author

      We ask visitors to participate too! We keep the ones from years past and look back on blessings and friends who visited. Blessings double by precious memories!

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