Thanksgiving is almost here. Sometimes because of Christmas sales, black Friday and more materialistic pursuits, some of us have lost sight of the true meaning of Thanksgiving. So today I would like everyone to sit back, take a breather and think about all we have to be thankful for. I am adding my list in this post but I encourage you all to make lists of your own. Read them aloud during your Thanksgiving celebration. Be thankful for the little things, the ones that don’t require a credit card or checkbook. And since crafting is a relaxing and enjoyable hobby I am adding a list of free (as always) thanksgiving tutorials you can create quick and easy! Just click on the photo for the full tutorial.
I am thankful for:
The colors and beauty of sunsets and sunrises – There are those who cannot see
Family and friends – There are those who are alone
The roof over my head and food on my plate – There are those who are hungry and cold
Childlike innocence and acceptance – There are those who judge unfairly
My dog – Loyalty cannot be bought
Good things that often follow the bad. You see, they say when one door closes another one opens. The key is to actually notice that other door and leave the past behind
Colorful fall leaves on the trees and piles to jump in – There are those who cannot walk thought the forests and fields
Healthy mind and body, there are others who are much, much worse.
Guardian angels – My husband fell off the roof last year and while he had a lot of pain he is alive and well and I know there are other who are not so lucky
My children – although they bring painful tears at times, they also bring tears of joy in abundance. There are others who will never know that joy and pain.
My faith in god -which has never left me even in the worst of times.
My blog, my art, and my followers – you have taken me around the world
Thanksgiving hair clips from Bowdabra blog
Thanksgiving thanks jar from Bowdabra blog
Recycled floral napkin ring
Indian corn wine glass votive holder
Chalkboard place cards