It’s not about the Turkey on your plate,
It’s not about watching football,
Or a late night shopping trip to the mall,
Thanksgiving is time to appreciate,
Be thankful and know life is great.
From Inspired Living we send,
Wishes for happy times with family and friends.
Since I am lacking in skill in the kitchen, Parker and I worked on a crafty project in preparation for Thanksgiving. We painted her hands and printed cards for her family and a few friends. She wrote out her name (in her sweet four year old print) on hearts and we pasted the turkeys, hearts, pictures and a simple poem onto cards. Parker stickered up the envelopes while I printed out the addresses and sent them across town and across the country.
Parker and I talked about her cousins and her family, she was excited knowing her thoughtful piece of mail would make them smile. As Thanksgiving seems less and less about being thankful, and more and more about consumerism and holiday shopping – I want to ensure she knows the holiday is dedicated to family time. I want her to spend time appreciating the people around us who help make our life wonderful.