Read Bible Verses Focusing on Thankfulness || There are so many verses to chose from. Here’s a list of Scriptures for you to get started on. Read them, memorize them, and copy them into your thanksgiving journal. I also like to write verses on cards and leave them in places where I’ll see them often.
Listen to Music || Psalm 69:30 says, “I will praise the name of God with a song; I will magnify Him with thanksgiving.” Create a playlist of songs that point out things to be grateful for. They could be hymns, choruses, or secular songs. Here are a few examples:
- Great is Thy Faithfulness
- The Doxology
- Jesus Thank You
- Count Your Blessings Instead of Sheep (from White Christmas!)
Take a Walk || Sometimes you need a change of scenery. Listen to your “thankful playlist” or maybe leave your phone behind and just look at nature. Specifically look for things to be thankful for. Here’s an example.
Write a Thank You Note || Yes, physically WRITE… with a pen… and your hand. It’s super easy to send an email, text, or Facebook message to someone to say thank you but if you mail them a simple card they will feel extra special. Be specific in your note, let them know why you’re thankful for them.
Read Historical Biographies || Very often we tend to think that all famous people had a wonderful, easy life. I’ve collected a few examples below. If you’re not a reader, look for audio books and listen in the car or while you do housework.
If you’ve been reading my blog for a while you know that I keep a small Christmas tree out all year long. I mostly use it to photograph the ornaments I make. But I also like to decorate it for other holidays, too. So I made a few decorations for it and now it’s a Thanksgiving tree!
Thanks for sticking with me through such a long article! I hope you got some ideas that will help you be more grateful AND decorate your home for fall at the same time. Please leave a comment and let me know if any of this was helpful. Thanks!
Oh, yeah… I promised to share a photo of what my house REALLY looks like, didn’t I? Well, here it is. Whenever I take a photo of a beautiful finished project this is what the OTHER side of the camera looks like. Along with my little friend, Maowie, who loves Amazon as much as I do because she gets to play in the boxes!
Giving thanks… even for this messy room,