Just after Thanksgiving last year I met a family that puts up a Thankfulness Tree in the fall. As part of their family tradition, they write what they are thankful for on cards and tie them to the tree all season long.
I was so inspired by their idea, I decided to incorporate thankfulness into my holiday tree decorating. As I hang ornaments I say out loud: I am so thankful for my beautiful Douglas fir tree, I’m so thankful for a warm comfortable home. I’m so thankful for family and friends. As I do that, I findI am smiling, and my heart is warm and full of love.
Perhaps you and your family have a thankful practice already or you may want to create one.