I love using bits and pieces of family life as art and this project is one of my favorites. Our family took on this project a couple of years ago and it ended up being quite fun for everyone involved. The original post is below:
I’m always on the lookout for ways to help cultivate “an attitude of gratitude”; with Thanksgiving around the corner and walls still to fill in our newly finished basement space, this family project seemed an answer to prayer. While mine is still an early work in progress, you’ll get a better glimpse of the final result on Becky Higgins’ blog HERE.
I went with a slightly smaller frame to fit my space AND a different word for gratitude:
Every day during the month of November, each family member will add one thing [to the white space] they are most thankful for.
The boys are a little nervous about this.
I, on the other hand, couldn’t be more excited. 🙂
I especially love the idea of it hanging as a permanent reminder of the gifts we are given each day… especially those everyday things we seem to take most for granted.
As I mentioned at the top of this post, despite initial reservations my family had a lot of fun with this month-long project. We enjoyed seeing what each family member added each day and I STILL find myself pausing every once in a while to revisit all that we were grateful for in 2011.
If you are looking to do something special this Thanksgiving season, consider taking on your own 30-days of gratitude project!