Monday, November 12, 2012

Giving Thanks - A Tradition...

Thanksgiving is one of those holidays when we set aside specific time to remember and be thankful for the ways we have been blessed.  For the Christian community, we thank God for His working in our lives, reflecting on all he has done on our behalf, and looking forward to the ways He will continue to work in the future.

Having only been married for just under two years, my newly-forged family is still establishing our traditions. I wanted to come up with a significant thanksgiving tradition, because I believe the holiday is significant beyond the turkey, stuffing, and relatives gathered around the table.  So, this is what I've come up with: 

I'll call it the Thanksgiving Journal - each year, each member of the family will put an entry in the journal of things for which they are thankful from that particular year.  As the years pass, we will be able to look back and see how God has been at work in our lives.  As our family grows, children can participate, too.  We can read the year's entries around the table before pie or around the fire before bed, making a point to give thanks to the Lord, for He is good. His love endures forever (Psalm 136). 

1 comment:

  1. I love this idea of a Thanksgiving journal, to reflect on the Lord's goodness throughout the year!