But what makes the tree so special is that it’s a tree of thankfulness. As each guest arrived to share a Thanksgiving meal, they were given a paper leaf and asked to write down something they were thankful for. And as each leaf was tied onto a branch the centerpiece became more and more beautiful.
But more than physical beauty, the true beauty was in what each leaf said. People were thankful for family, for health, and for God. Some messages were long; some were short. But the one-word message Callan wrote really said it all…”God.”
Truly, God is the answer to everything. And Callan got it right. Happy, close-knit family? It’s because of God. A great job? God. And your health or making it through a health scare as Greg did this past year? Yup, God.
So, in one word, Callan summed it all up.
Then as the family gathered around the table, 9-year-old Konnor read aloud each leaf as we tried to guess who said what. And together we rejoiced in our many blessings and being able to share those blessings with our family.
How about you? What are you thankful for this year?
Every good and perfect gift is from above (James 1:17a).
Praise the LORD. Give thanks to the LORD, for he is good; his love endures forever (Psalm 106:1).