With a Thankful Heart

October 7, 2011

As Rachel shared yesterday, I cannot believe that Thanksgiving is here already! Life seems to be moving at hyper speed these days and some days it’s all I can do to keep up. This week, I was forced to slow down with a sick little girl in the house and it looks as though I may be homebound for a little longer too, as our middle daughter came down with symptoms of the same mean virus last night. Sigh. I really love the Fall but I really do not love all of the back-to-school germs that come along with the season.

Feeling cooped up all week, I’ve had to remind myself (more than once, I’m afraid) of how much I have to be so very thankful for. It’s amazing how easy it is to get caught up in life’s hiccups and to lose focus on it’s blessings, isn’t it? I had some time to clear off several stacks of paperwork off of my desk and uncovered a sticky note that I wrote and stuck on my computer base a couple of months ago listing, “patience, gratitude, be satisfied with less”. I think it’s the most important paper on my desk and I won’t be moving it any time soon!

Urban Grace via Oh So Beautiful Paper

Inspiring Pretty

Rifle Paper Co.

Simply Vintage Girl

Since I’ll be keeping all three kids home from school today, I think that the Thankful Tree above would be the perfect craft for us to work on before the weekend. Do you have any Thanksgiving traditions for your family or for yourself? We’ll be back on Tuesday with a post about that super-duper-secret project we were working on last month too…can’t believe it’s taken us this long to share! Happy Thanksgiving!


1 ana {bluebirdkisses} { 10.07.11 at 9:04 am }

Happy Thanksgiving Weekend! :D
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2 colleen { 10.08.11 at 3:20 am }

beautiful post….t.h.a.n.k.you!
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3 Tracey { 10.09.11 at 6:08 am }

I feel the same way …. things just seem to be going way too fast. Thanks for the reminder to slow down and be thankful in life. Hope your kids are feeling better and I can’t wait for the secret to be revealed!

4 Ilke { 10.09.11 at 1:27 pm }

Hope your kids get better and you can get out of the house soon!
My first time on your site , found through Etsy. I really love it!
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5 Victoria @ Edin's House { 10.09.11 at 8:38 pm }

Beautiful images, Lily. I love the Thankful Tree the most of all… what a lovely idea!
Happy Thanksgiving to you, Rachel and your families :-)
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6 Birch + Bird Vintage Home Interiors » Blog Archive » Our First Design Job: Nutrifoods Market { 10.11.11 at 3:36 am }

[…] least able to escape the house and go for a couple of walks as well as working on our version of a thankful tree and doing some baking. We had to miss out on one family dinner to avoid passing germs on to young […]