Sunday, October 2, 2011

Intentional Autumn . . . A Blessing Book

Each Sunday this October I want to focus on gratitude and cultivating grateful hearts in kids.  It is not only a well-timed exercise as we approach November, the "thankful month,"  but a practice that we need to be working on year-round.  Gifting children with a legacy of seeing eyes--eyes fully aware of all the grace around us--ranks right near the top of my list.
One of the ways I hope to do this is with a family Blessing Book, a little spot to write down, sketch a drawing, or stick a photograph of things we are thankful for throughout the day.  The beauty in this books lies in the fact it will be a family effort, each page having contributions from each (or most!) of us.  I love seeing the variety of handwriting and scribbles on a page!

Our Blessing Book is a simple sketchbook from Hobby Lobby (bought with a 40% off coupon of course!). ;o)  It will be available for the kids to doodle in throughout the day and will join us at bedtime prayers each evening.  It's a simple book--truly nothing fancy about it--but I'm hoping it will be one small way of making us more mindful of all the God blesses us throughout a day.

Psalm 92:1,2
It is good to give thanks to the LORD,
And to sing praises to Thy name, O Most High;
To declare Thy lovingkindness in the morning
And Thy faithfulness by night


Rachel Lundy said...

What a great idea! Thanks for sharing.

Tina Hollenbeck said...

I agree with Rachel - what a great idea. I may have to get myself to Hobby Lobby soon, lol! :^)

Anna said...

This is great! What an important concept to teach the kiddos, love it that everyone can contribute.