I have a confession to make. We have part of our Christmas decorations up. It’s true. And if truth be known we put up the tree because we had a free weekend, not necessarily because we wanted it up in the middle of November. The future wasn’t looking like it would lend us a chunk of time to get it done before our annual Christmas Neighborhood Open House that takes place the first weekend in December.
While I love the lights and everything good that Christmas represents, I want to be careful that we don’t skip over Thanksgiving and all that the holiday stands for.
Today’s post contains some simple ideas to pull your mind back a little bit and focus on the purpose of the next seven days. I want to challenge you to pick one – just one – idea and run with it. Create a tradition for Thanksgiving and spend time praising God for the “little kisses” that He gives us each and every day.
Here is a list of some Thanksgiving traditions to choose from.
1. Each day for the next seven days, read a Scripture that focuses on Thanksgiving.
3. For the next seven days, begin each meal with Thanksgiving song. It’s a piggyback song to “Where is Thumbkin?”. Take turns singing what you are thankful for before eating a meal, in the car, or during family devotions time.
5. Kernels of Thanks – Circle the table to share in thanksgiving with kernels of corn. This activity does a great job of tying the Pilgrims with today’s Thanksgiving.
So, which activity will you do this week? Pick one and share it in the comments or on Facebook.