Introducing the (Thanks)Giving Tree

Last year on Thanksgiving (November 22), I wrote 22 things I was thankful for as a kind of Thanksgiving Advent.

This year, I’m taking it a step further. I created at Thanksgiving Advent Tree. On it are 30 numbered leaves each with a one thing I’m thankful for this year. The idea is to look at each day’s leaf and think all day about that one thing I’m thankful for.

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With the excitement of “bigger” holidays like Halloween (which is a BIG one in my home) and  Christmas, November and Thanksgiving kind of get glossed over. But pausing each day to be thankful for life is a pretty useful way to spend a month (plus the big meal and four day weekend at the end of the month is a nice bonus).

P1020450As an added bonus it’s nice to have a Fall/Thanksgiving decoration between jack-o-lanterns and Christmas Trees.

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5 responses

    1. kathleenerindavis | Reply

      Thanks — it’s just a stick, felt and tread! Super simple!

  1. Awesome tree! I’m going to borrow this idea, I just hope my tree comes out looking half as nice!

    1. kathleenerindavis | Reply

      Thanks! Sad update…our cats knocked it down while we were at work and I came home to glass, rocks and leaves everywhere…we have since taped them to the ceiling where they can’t reach them.

      1. Ha Ha. I love cats (and dogs) but they do seem to be drawn to mischief!

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