How can we increase our thankfulness this month of November?
I’ll never forget a few years ago I was hosting the meeting for my daughters’ Little Flowers group. Each month the girls study a saint and the virtue she is known for and then do a craft. Since it was November, I got the girls each a plastic Thanksgiving place mat and told them to draw the things they were thankful for. Most of the girls drew pictures of their family, friends, pets, their homes and food , the things you would expect from five to ten year olds. Then I noticed the youngest little girl had drawn something quite different. She had drawn the Eucharist! At five years old, even though she couldn’t even receive it, she knew we should be thankful for it. Out of the mouth of babes! The very word Eucharist means thanksgiving. How thankful are we of this great gift Jesus offers us each day. Thanksgiving Day is a great day to go to Mass and thank him for all our blessings.
I found this 30 Day scripture writing plan for November that I plan to try to help me be more thankful. It only takes ten minutes a day.
Here is a link with Thanksgiving activities you may want to incorporate in a classroom, CCD lesson or with your own (grand)children at home. Jeannette also has a Pinterest board dedicated to All Saint’s Celebrations; be sure to check out the Guess the Saint Jars… always a hit!
And let’s not forget the whole month of November is dedicated to the holy souls in purgatory. Here is a beautiful prayer you may want to print for your use this month.
Thank you Leslie for all these amazing resources.