brown eyed fox

thankful climb

creating, sharingcarissa fox17 Comments

it's that time again!
time that we start filling out our "thankfuls".
making note... taking note... of all those things that we are so grateful.
i have posted about this before here and here.

as much as i wanted to drive up the mountain for a big 'ol branch...
had a vision of what i wanted... it just didn't happen in time.
our trusty ladder... that i love so... will get to be dressed with our notes again.

i did make a minor adjustment to her... the ladder.
i saw this "art tape" at the office supply store (oh the fun with that)...
and thought it would be fun for the notes.
they had several fun colors but... of course the red jumped out at me...
it was time to change up the ladder a bit.
why not!

she was red... now... she's awesome aqua!
gave her a whole new look i think.
it took me all of fifteen minutes... and wah lah... she's got on a fun new dress.
and i have to say... i am really digging the aqua too!

we sure love this tradition!
simple in it's form... and yet really fun and thoughtful!
kids come up with some of the best things!

each day... everyone in our family jots down a "thankful".
it might be a hot cup of cocoa on a blistery cold day.
the shelter & roof over our heads.
the deep belly laugh that made you snort outloud.
there are so many!
just counting them... remembering them.

life can get so crazy... so hectic... especially this time of year.
we can so easily rush & huff about... been there done that...
forgetting all the good right in front of us!
all the blessings big and small.
ALL the gifts.

do tell!
do you too do a thankful of some kind?
a tradition in november to shine light on the good?
i've already heard from a few friends... letting me know they too have started.
so great!
i'd love to hear about yours too.
if you don't have one yet it's so easy to get going... and so fun.
anything works!
you can post them on your fridge...
your mantel (like a fall garland)...
hang a ribbon vertically and pin them all along.
pluck twigs from outside for a neat bucket/vase/container.
a magnetic or bulletin board.
cut out a paper wreath with your favorite pretty paper.
pin them on your hat!  :O)

i look forward to seeing the notes cover the ladder.
our hearts and eyes opening.
and remembering ALL there is for us to be thankful!