Saturday, November 17, 2007

a month of thankfulness

November seems to be the month to write. A lot.
I could never keep up. I wish that I could. I applaud those of you who do.
Instead, I have given myself the challenge of writing about the things that I am thankful for.

It seems that life these days is filled up with more and faster and gimme gimme gimme and I want and it's not my fault and they started it - both at home and in the world at large...
To combat some of this, our family has started a tradition at dinner time of sharing
something about the day, and sharing something that we are thankful for. Usually, it's just the common things that we are thankful for: a lunch packed for school by dad who puts in a note. Or the beans that I don't have to eat because mom said I only have to eat as many beans as I am years old. I can get 5 in one bite!

Sometimes, it's a little more profound:
I am thankful for my sister who read Pinkalicious to me when I asked her to.
I am thankful for Coco and Zoe.
I am thankful for laughing.
I am thankful that my family loves me even when I shout. Alot.

So, what are you thankful for?


by Johanna Brandvik said...


Chris and Rikki said...

Hi Ahna--we do a similar dinnertime ritual. We play High/Low and everyone says the high of the day and the low point. It makes me thankful that I eat with my family at a table without the TV on! It was so nice to see your mom and dad this weekend at Elliot's baptism--pictures will be blogged soon! -RL