The holidays are officially here! I love that Thanksgiving is the holiday that really kicks off the season. I'll tell you a few things I love about Thanksgiving: The food (obvious). Gathering with family around the dinner table for hours. No presents. Don't get me wrong--I love giving presents, and getting them isn't shabby either. But I love that the most preparation for this holiday is spent cooking, preparing your home and table, and that there are less distractions and stressors leading up to the special day.
Pondering on and expressing what we're thankful for is just so good for the soul. I haven't always felt this way about Thanksgiving--as a kid I might have thought it was kind of boring. But now I think it's pretty great. There's a scripture I like from here that says this: "And he who receiveth all things with thankfulness shall be made glorious . . ." and I really believe it. Gratitude turns what we have into enough. It doesn't necessarily change what we have here and now, but it sure changes us. I have definitely felt that this year.
One of the blessings I am most grateful for this year and always is my wonderful family. We welcomed a sweet baby girl into our family just days ago. With each new addition I'm amazed at how my capacity to love all my existing family members grows. Family is truly a life-changing blessing. I made this little printable a while back, and I wanted to share it with you. It would make a great gift for the holidays. This is what I believe about families. If you want to read it, but have a hard time seeing the print on the screen, check it out here.
Click here to download and print a 5x7 copy.