This jar sits next to our dining room table all year long. We keep a small pad of paper and a pen inside. Throughout the year we write things that we are thankful for on slips of paper and leave them in the jar. The boys used to tell me things to write, but now they are old enough to write their own. During our Thanksgiving dinner we put the jar on the table. Throughout the meal we take turns pulling a paper from the jar and reading it aloud. I enjoy hearing the things that make people pause and write something down. It is especially nice to hear things that the kids are thankful for. I keep an envelope for each year of our thankfuls. We sometimes go back and read them from years past.
Enjoy your day of giving thanks.