“leaf” a note of thanks

So, I had my family sit down and do a dorky little project Saturday.

Our lives have been so busy lately (which is another topic in itself) and it was a time when we would actually be able to sit around the table and spend a moment together.

The girls and I traced and cut out leaves (with the stencil below)… then we all took turns and wrote down things we are thankful for. I know it’s a cliche thing to do this time of year, but I don’t care. It is still good for all of us to sit and think about the countless ways God has blessed us and continues to do so.

I know it was good for me.

I feel like I have been battling once again the same insecurities, the same struggles, the same demons. And it’s discouraging at times. But, when you sit back and think on what the Lord has done in your life… you can’t possible feel discouraged or depressed. You get pumped up! You wanna sing at the top of your lungs praises to His name… because He is so good.

Even the times when things have been hard.. you can look back and see how God has used it for good.

Anyways, I just wanted to encourage you to take a minute and try this with your family.

As you can see below.. it certainly isn’t the most creative or coolest “pinterest inspired” design… but that’s ok. It’s the point of doing it and reading them each day again and again that has been so great!

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And here’s the stencil we used.. feel free to just take it and use it too!




  1. So good of you to do that. Teaching your girls to be thankful for what you have. God has given you a wonderful family of which I am very proud of.
    May God keep blessing you all!!!

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