Normally, I come up with stellar ideas about Thanksgiving a week after. I know I’ve thought about it, but when I did a search here on my blog for “Thanksgiving” (notice the search box in the top right hand side of my blog). No returns, so not only did I think about Thanksgiving a week late, I didn’t have the courtesy to write down my ideas for this year.
So I have to start from scratch. I do want to tell them the Thanksgiving story, so I might take some time to look for a good book or find a good website on the topic. (I had a wonderful one with illustrations by N.C. Wyeth, but the story was decidedly secular.) I’m sure there are a number of cutesy ways to have children be thankful on Thanksgiving, but I want to teach thankfulness rather than just give them a picture of a dog and tell God thank you for giving us dogs. I’m not opposed to cute ideas, of course, but I don’t want that to be the sum total of our Thanksgiving.
Guess that means I need to study what God’s Word says about thankfulness. Now you know what I’ll be doing in the next week or so. I’ll keep you posted.