Being Thankful for the Little Things

It's Nov. 1, which means Thanksgiving is just around the corner. I love Thanksgiving. It's one of the few holidays we have left that hasn't gotten caught up in the swirl of commercialism. It's a day when we simply get together with family and friends and remember how blessed we are.

Each year in this space, I run a family devotional that you can use with your kids, and this year is no different. We're going to spend the month of November focusing on the little things. It's easy to be thankful for the big things in our lives -- our homes, our families, our health. But when we focus on all the little things for which we are thankful, we discover how truly blessed we are.

Getting our kids thinking about the little things allows them to see how God provides even the smallest things for us, so that we can have the abundant life he promised in John 10:10.

We want to help our kids learn to live out the admonition in 1 Thessalonians 5:18, which says "give thanks in all circumstances." When our kids' hearts are focused on thanksgiving, it's harder for them to be grumpy or contentious, and it makes them aware of all they do have instead of what they don't.

So, join us starting on Monday for four weeks of Thanksgiving devotions you can use with your family. All you need is a notebook for each member of your family. If you want to print your own, you can find printable pages here.

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