Looking Back and Being Thankful

A few years ago, shortly after I moved to New Orleans, Mom gave me a crystal, pumpkin-shaped candy dish. I loved the pumpkin, but I didn’t want to fill it with candy because I’d eat it. So I decided to fill it with notes about why I’m thankful instead.
Kenlie Thanksgiving It was surprisingly easy to fill the pumpkin with reasons to be thankful, and I spend a lot of time reflecting on that all year.

I added to the pile last year using a different format, but it it was so much fun looking through things that made my happy and grateful in prior years.

I’m thankful for a lot of things this year too, so maybe I should make a new compilation of blessings. Does anyone else do that? If so, how to do reflect on them?

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    Lyndi T
    November 5, 2015 at 8:51 am

    That’s a great idea for life (and a candy dish!)j!

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      Kenlie
      November 8, 2015 at 4:21 pm

      Haha It’s better for me than candy. I put some candy in it around Halloween, and I ate it. No. More. Candy.

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    Christina@LoveYourselfHealthy
    November 5, 2015 at 4:46 pm

    Love that idea! Great for repurposing a candy dish 🙂

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    thequiltingchick
    November 6, 2015 at 9:17 am

    Love this. I am going to start this tradition with my grandchildren.

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    Dale
    November 11, 2015 at 8:38 am

    Love this idea because we all tend to focus on the bad things and take the good things as granted or expected. Life like people is generally good.
    I have a gratitude book. Which is a composition book that I try to write in every morning. List all the things I am grateful for, even the smallest. It helps to set a positive tone for the day.

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