I love autumn. I love the cool, crisp air and the rustle of corn stalks waiting to be harvested. I love pulling out the warm sweaters and dressing in layers. But most of all, I love it that we have a day set aside when family, extended family, friends who are like family, and people in need of family, come together to acknowlege God's goodness.
For He is Good!
Last month we started a new tradition that we call the Thanks Box.
I covered a small shoe box with fabric, then printed Psalm 107:21-22 onto pretty cardstock, to affix to the top of our box.
"Oh that men would praise the LORD for his goodness, and for his wonderful works to the children of men!
And let them sacrifice the sacrifices of thanksgiving, and declare his works with rejoicing."
Every member of the family may write down on slips of paper what they are thankful for, and add them to our box anytime.
On Thanksgiving Day, we will all gather together to open our box and read all of the things that we thank God for, and praise Him together for His goodness and for His wonderful works.
For He is so Good!
Soon after Thanksgiving Day this year, we'll make another box for a full year of acknowledging the Lord's goodness to us.
That's what Thanks Giving is all about!