This year, I got an idea from the Pagan Parenting Resource Blog about making a Tree of Thanks. Well, I finally got around to it a couple of weeks ago... and though I love the idea, it doesn't seem to be catching on with the young'ns. The first day I had it up they were into it... but not since. I keep writing on the leaves... trying to remain thankful for all that I have.
Lately I've become aware of all kinds of things that I have that I didn't realize. A friend suggested that positive thoughts should get equal air time with the negative ones. What he meant was that many of us spend years thinking about what we don't have, or what bad people we are for a multitude of different reasons... but that it was time for us to take back our sense of self and be kind to ourselves about all the good things... all the things we have, are capable of, do regularly... etc. He says that if you spend years thinking bad thoughts about yourself, then it's time to spend years, maybe decades... thinking good things. Count me in! Anyway, that explains why I've been the one putting the leaves on our Tree of Thanks. I know it looks sparse in the picture... I took this pic when we first put it up... and just now got it off the camera!
Anyway, I'm thankful for the wonderful people I've met through this blog. It's a fantastic community of support and genuine caring. Thank you for being out there... and for being the wonderful people that you are! Blessings!