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Thankful…Today & Everyday

Thanksgiving is over. This I know. It’s been over since 8 p.m. on that day, when Black Friday shoppers converged on Wally World and I stripped all the fall decor off of my walls and shelves. Heck, I wouldn’t be suprised if some people didn’t even celebrate Thanksgiving…Christmas music was playing in October after all.

<But I don’t judge. If you had your Christmas stuff up in July, then more power to ya!>

Even so, I didn’t think it would hurt to share a few decor pics from our big Thanksgiving feast.

Table set for 10!

*Love* those little chocolate covered turkeys…they were beautiful & made the perfect addition to the table!

I used adorable little apple cider jars as centerpieces…so sweet and simple!

We celebrated Thanksgiving with Chris’ family this year, and had a wonderful time together! Everyone came to our house, but luckily all I had to take care of was the setting up & cleaning up…the other ladies took care of the cooking. Perfect plan for me! In addition to ourselves & Chris’ parents, his sisters & their husbands came, along with my sweet niece & nephew, and Chris’ cousin M. It was a sweet time of talking and eating and playing games and watching magic tricks.

And now December is here and Christmas is upon us…I hope I’ll remember amidst all of the hustle and the bustle to look for all the things I have to be thankful for. Will you join me?

KEEP CALM & BE THANKFUL ALL YEAR LONG!

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Count your many blessings…

…Name them one by one! Count your many blessings and it will surpise you what the Lord has done!

Hello there! With Thanksgiving being right around the corner, I’ve spent a lot of time thinking about the things in my life that I am thankful for. <Turns out I am more blessed than I act most of the time. :P> So today’s post is about what I am doing to show honor to those people and things and circumstances I am thankful for…

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You may remember my posts from a while back called “Answered Prayer Jar” and another called “Twas the Day After Halloween.” The first was about writing down my answered prayers (i.e. things I am thankful for) and placing them in my answered prayer jar. The second was about decorating for Thanksgiving and included several links to printables. The ideas from these two posts combined and gave me…THE THANKFUL PAPER CHAIN! (When I say that in my head I hear a deep booming voice, like the one you hear on previews for movies or something. Go ahead, read it again!)

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Here’s what that means: I found a printable with a beautifully scripted font that says “I am thankful for…” and printed it out on brown cardstock. Then I spent the beginning of November writing down and praying over all the things I am thankful for. I stapled them all together into a paper chain, hung it up to decorate, and voila! I think it is a simple and thoughtful way to enter into the Thanksgiving season…and I’ve got special plans for it when Christmas-time rolls around!

Here’s what I’ve to so far…I’ll keep adding to it until Thanksgiving!

So what about you? What are you doing to get your heart and mind focused on thankfulness this Thanksgiving?

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KEEP CALM & BE THANKFUL!

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