We have a tradition in our family, where every night each person thinks of one thing they're thankful for and we write it on a leaf and hang it on our thankful tree.
To make our thankful tree I found a small branch, an apron full of little pinecones and from the fabric store a block of floral foam and a bucket. I had to shave down the sides of the foam so I could squish it in there then I put the branch into the floral foam and filled the top with pinecones.
There is something so touching about listening to the kids each take a turn to think of something they're thankful for. Some things I am not suprised by (game day) and some things I am (tea time with Mommy).
“Can you see the holiness in those things you take for granted–a paved road or a washing machine? If you concentrate on finding what is good in every situation, you will discover that your life will suddenly be filled with gratitude, a feeling that nurtures the soul.”
— Rabbi Harold Kushner
Today I am thankful for the love that flows so easily in my little family, between two people and between the family as a whole.