Two simple words can make someone’s day. As silly as it sounds, those two words are ‘Thank You.’ It can be one of the most beautiful and heart-felt ways to make someone’s day. I’ve written about it before, but I want to encourage everyone to do this just once for Family Home Evening.
I wrote about this as an activity for youth last week, but it’s also a fantastic way to have some fun for a Thanksgiving Family Home Evening. The earlier in the month you do it, the more time your family can reflect on what they’re thankful for.
In continuing our play with the falling leaves, I’d like to do a similar activity to the one mentioned yesterday, but continue with a completely different message.
With Autumn comes the yearly baring of branches. Now would be a good time to do a Family Home Evening utilizing some of those colorful falling leaves. I have two in mind, each similar in the activity but different in their message. Here is the first.
I must have leaves on the brain. It might have everything to do with the growing piles building up on my front and back lawn day after day.
Making a difference in someone’s life isn’t always done in grand and obvious fashions. Most often the people who make a significant difference in the lives of others do so in small and seemingly simple ways. On the fourth Saturday of every October this idea is celebrated on a national level. What a wonderful idea to honor, and what a great way to bring your family together in an activity everyone can enjoy.
If your kids are anything like my kids, the first thing they want to do on Sunday morning is turn on the television. At our house, cartoon exposure tends to stop at our two local PBS stations, meaning what they normally watch is all educational. Unfortunately when they want to turn on these same shows on Sunday mornings, what should feel like an extra special day suddenly starts to feel like every other.
How we deal with other people has always been a big thing at my house. At least once or twice a day the kid’s will hear something to the effect of, “Be nice to each other” or “Treat each other with kindness.” If I could open up my kids’ heads and cross-stitch this message to their brains, I would.