Saturday, November 19, 2011
I cut out the printed leaves with the plan to write on the back of them. As we near Thanksgiving, we always take time to acknowledge what we are grateful for. Writing it down reinforces it for all of us, but this year I thought about creating some prompts- ones that could be read out loud at the dinner table now or any time of year.
Here are some others I've been writing down to go with the two above:
-I am grateful for (each member of the family) especially when he/she _______.
-I appreciate the sun because________.
-I love the moon because__________.
-I'm thankful for this insect and this is why____________.
-I'm grateful to the Earth because_____________.
-I love my body and am grateful that it can______________.
-I'm thankful for my home because_____________.
This is a good start, but I bet you can think of one or two I've missed. If so, please share in the comment section. I've got a few leaves left that need filling! The gratitude bucket I gave you a peek at yesterday is the perfect place to store our thankful reminders.
There's been so much bucket-making action (all over the world!) that I wanted to make a new one, too. I used the patten from the medium round burlap bucket and eliminated handles. I printed two pieces of stiff linen ( formerly a linen blazer) for the outer layer. Linen takes ink so beautifully it makes me weak in the knees! Versacraft stamp ink is my favorite for carved stamps on fabric. It's permanent once it's been heat set. Do an Etsy search under supplies to find the colors you'd like. The interior is just a section from an old drop cloth, a few paint splatters are a reminder of its former job.
I had no idea how much inspiration I'd gain from last weekend's simple walk in the oak forest... thanks for joining me as I followed my "oak arrow".