The boys and I made a thankful tree. Every day, or however often we feel led, our family thinks about what/who we are thankful for. We then pray, thanking God for what it is on our hearts. I love this idea, and it is my prayer that thankfulness, in any situation, will become second nature to all of us.
After the fall, we plan to use snowflakes to hang on the tree. Then hearts (Valentine's Day)...then shamrocks...then raindrops...then.... (you get it....giving thanks is not limited to Thanksgiving time.) When I collect the cards off the tree, I'm going to date and store them. :)
"Be joyful always; pray continually. Give thanks in all circumstances, for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus." 1 Thes 5:16-18.