In preparation for Thanksgiving, I have my girls cut out leaves out of paper. They write at least five leaves each of what they are thankful for. They usually write that they are thankful for us and for family and for friends. This year, they said they were also thankful for Portugal and God; a nice addition.
Maggie also felt thankful for rainbows this year. It seemed like an odd choice, except that rainbows happen here all the time and they are spectacular. Good call kid.
We put the leaves on branches that we collect and each person reads a leaf that someone else wrote. One of my favorite traditions. We couldn’t track down good branches this year. I had to break the branches off of our neighbor’s olive tree. The sticks wouldn’t hold the leaves, but the thought was there.