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.
I went with a 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 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 their initial reservations my family ended up having a lot of fun with this 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!