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Preparing Our Heart and Home for the Holidays – The Growing Thankful Tree

Thank you for joining this months series, “Preparing Our Heart and Home for the Holidays.” To prepare in advance for the an enjoyable holiday, join me each morning (Monday-Friday) as we cover at least one task that we want to accomplish. Start any time and share your progress in the comments!

At the beginging of the month I shared with you all our new family tradition: a thankful tree. At first our thankful tree was a little bare, but over the past few weeks it has really started to blossom! Who knew that trees grew so well in the fall! :-) They really do, all they need is to be brought into the house and with a little warmth and toddlers hands helping them grow, they sprout into beautiful trees of thankfulness!

See! It’s grown. Okay so I’m being a little funny but seriously, our tree has grown but so has our hearts! We’ve had the daily opportunity to pray over each thing we are thankful for and then give it back to God in our prayers and actions. Such a joy friends!

It’s amazing how being thankful changes my perspective. Being thankful has helped me take my eyes off the inconveniences and troubles that happen daily (yep they happen to me too!) and remind me why I’m here – to love God and love His sweet children!

I can’t help but feeling an overflow of joy because of being thankful.

Okay, now that I’ve got all my energy out in these short 200 words, are you ready for todays task. Great! Me too!

Today’s Verse: 

Rejoice and be exceedingly glad, for great is your reward in heaven… Matthew 5:12 

Today’s Task

  • Continue lighting a candle and praying for your family each time you see it.
  • Continue playing your favorite music. Really crank it up today! :)
  • Write down 7 things you are thankful for. Each day focus on one thing you are thankful for.
  • Review your to-do list, cross off what you’ve accomplished (great job!), and get at least two things done today that need to be done!

What are you most thankful for today, this beautiful fall Tuesday?! 

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  1. That tree is indeed growing in beauty. It really is true, gratitude lifts our spirits and makes us overflow with joy. Happy Thanksgiving!
    Elise Daly Parker recently posted..Parents Letting Go and Five Minute FridayMy Profile

    • I hope you have a very Happy Thanksgiving too Elise!