Okay—I must admit. I sat down to find a simple activity for today for my kiddos. Today, in Poland, is All Saints’ Day. It’s a day that families spend time together at the graves of their family members and later with family. It’s a very peaceful day.
Because Max has pneumonia, we have decided to stay quiet at home. My husband just arrived home Monday night. Tuesday night, Ada had half her class over for a Halloween party, and then there is today. A beautiful day of rest.
We have played Sorry. We have cuddled next to a fire. We are currently coloring around the table. We have made sugar cookies. We are loving each moment.
But I thought—Why not start today being thankful?
I know many of you do the entire month.
I do not. I am not that organized.
So I sat and Googled and found this: Woman’s Day Thanksgiving Activities for Families
It really has fun and simple activities. I can tell you—we’ll probably only do about 3. But those that will do will be fun!
Maybe you’re more proactive and active than we — so I hope you REALLY enjoy this site!
Happy 40th birthday to my brother, Casey! Happy All Saints’ Day in Poland. And Happy beginning of a beautiful month of thankfulness to YOU and YOURS!
From the Merriam-Webster online dictionary, the definition of thanksgiving (not the holiday) is: 1. the act of giving thanks 2. a prayer expressing gratitude 3. a public acknowledgment or celebration of divine goodness
And pilgrim is: 1. one who journeys in foreign lands : wayfarer 2. one who travels to a shrine or holy place as a devotee 3. capitalized : one of the English colonists settling at Plymouth in 1620
And, therefore, today as we celebrate capital THANKSGIVING, we do it as pilgrims full of thanksgiving. Ones that have journeyed to a foreign land and participated in the act/prayer/public acknowledgement of God’s divine goodness in our lives.
But, because we live in a foreign country and are a bit on the side of rebels anyway, we decided to be Pilgrims all Fajita style!
We hope your day of family and giving thanks was fantastically wonderful!
Thanks for joining our crazy,
B and R and our gang of rebel Pilgrims…Enjoying life fajita-style
*Only cows and chickens suffered at the hands of our meal. All turkeys were spared*
A Psalm of Thanksgiving.
1 Make a joyful shout to the Lord, all you lands! 2 Serve the Lord with gladness; Come before His presence with singing. 3 Know that the Lord, He is God; It is He who has made us, and not we ourselves; We are His people and the sheep of His pasture. 4 Enter into His gates with thanksgiving, And into His courts with praise. Be thankful to Him, and bless His name. 5 For the Lord is good; His mercy is everlasting, And His truth endures to all generations. Psalm 100 (NKJV)