Happy Thanksgiving and Gratitude Gobbler

“For the Beauty of the Earth, Sing, Oh Sing Today Of the Skies and of our birth, Sing, Oh Sing, always. Nature, Human and Divine, all around us lies, Lord of All to Thee we raise grateful hymns of praise.” These simple and beautiful words are from the...

Gratitude Gobbler Template

“Let us come before God with thanksgiving and extol him with music and song.” (Psalm 95:2 NIV) Here is a template to use for a Thanksgiving prayer. In the spaces within the turkey and on the sides of the page, write your “gratitude list.” (Or...

Gratitude Gobbler

I love drawing/praying my yearly gratitude turkey. The turkey is a visual journal of my life in the past twelve months. What I notice about my life in the past year is my tendency to be alone. This is not all bad. Keeping one’s own company and learning to...

Gratitude List Revisited

When I was sad or disgruntled as a kid, my mother used to say, “You sit down and write a list of all of the things you have to be grateful for.” It really irked me. I WAS a grateful kid but sometimes I wanted to just vent and be heard. As an adult I have...

Thanksgiving Turkey Prayer

Here is my 2011 Thanksgiving prayer. The turkey wasn’t large enough for all of my thanksgivings, so this is my Group Gratitude prayer. Most of the people I am grateful for fit into one of these groups. I’ve probably forgotten a few, so I’m imagining...