Thanksgiving Thoughts and Activities

Thou hast given so much to me,
Give one thing more,
~a grateful heart;
Not thankful when it pleaseth me, 
As if Thy blessings had spare days,
But such a heart whose pulse may be
Thy praise.
~George Herbert
The unthankful heart… discovers no mercies;
but let the thankful heart sweep through the day 
and, as the magnet finds the iron,
so it will find, in every hour,
some heavenly blessings!
~Henry Ward Beecher

Thanksgiving Activities for Children

Including grandparents in your Thanksgiving Day? Grandchildren can bless them immensely by writing a note of thanks, or drawing or coloring a picture which says Thank You and I Love You to them.  These will be treasures they will keep.

Do you use place cards at your table?  Have your children make them out of card stock or construction paper.  Glue a chocolate turkey to one edge of each place card and write each guest’s name beside it.  On the other side of the place card, add a short thank you to that person, or a short Bible verse of thankfulness to God.
Or, use a blank notecard for each place card and put a note of gratitude on the inside and the person’s name on the outside.
These are a few methods we have used to show gratitude and thankfulness to others, and especially to grandparents, at Thanksgiving.

Thanksgiving is possible only for those who take time to remember; no one can give thanks who has a short memory. 
~Author Unknown

Let’s take time to remember…and be thankful.  We are a forgetful people.  We have to purpose to remember what the Lord has done for us on the cross, that He gave us breath, that we have been given another day…and we must purpose to be thankful.  Let’s remember all the blessings we have–we all have many, if we will look for them–and remember to be thankful.

*Thoughts taken from an earlier post edited and rewritten


Mondays Are G.R.E.A.T.=Glad, Rejoicing, Encouraging And Thankful!

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