Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Thankful Wall

 I have a very dear friend that has a wonderful tradition that my family adopted this year.  We rolled out a big piece of paper and tacked it to our hallway.  It is a fairly long hall and this is a long piece of paper.  Then, each night after scriptures and prayer and before bed we each wrote on the wall something that we were grateful for.  We could not duplicate anything already on there.  It was a great experience.  All four kids loved doing it, even when it took a minute to think of something new and unique.  I am grateful for this experience that we had together as a family.  I love having it up.  I wonder when I will even feel like taking it down.  :)
Since it is in my hall, it was difficult to get a straight shot, but most of our items are visible within these two pictures.  Last night, we had Family Home Evening and we also talked about gratitude.  We followed an exercise suggested in the New Era and the Ensign (church magazines).  We listed 100 things we are grateful for, but we did them in groups of ten, i.e., 10 people you are grateful for that are living, 10 modern conveniences you are grateful for, 10 things in nature you are grateful for, etc.  It was wonderful.  We are truly so blessed.  No matter the things that aren't "right" or perfect, there is so much of life that is great and wonderful.  We are so blessed.


Jay said...

Love your wall!

the MILKY way (Chrissy) said...

Love it!

Jess said...

What a great idea! I am so stealing this next year!