Thank You – #12

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Thank You No. 12

Today, I’m thankful for traditions.

The fall is marked by several family traditions in our house.  We carve pumpkins for Halloween.  We decorate for Christmas on my birthday (Dec. 8th).  We make Korv and Swedish Meatballs for Christmas week, and we eat rice pudding on Christmas morning.  Thanksgiving has become a favorite for our family.  On Thanksgiving Day, we put a special tablecloth on the table.  Before we set the table, we each trace our hand onto the table cloth.  Then we write five things for which we are thankful – one for each finger.  We use the same tablecloth each year which means we also get to reflect on thanksgiving from years past.  What a blessing!

These commandments that I give you today are to be on your hearts. Impress them on your children. Talk about them when you sit at home and when you walk along the road, when you lie down and when you get up. Tie them as symbols on your hands and bind them on your foreheads. Write them on the doorframes of your houses and on your gates.  Deuteronomy 6:6-9

Why are you thankful today?