Inspired by some wonderful blogs from across the pond we have begun a Gratitude Tree. Each evening that we have dinner at home we each write down something for which we are grateful and hang it on the tree, which sits on the dining table. The leaves are cut from watercolour paper that Frank has painted during one of his art sessions, tied with rough string and hung from a clipped branch of our plum tree. All of us, including Severine, contribute and Frank has become the one to remind us about it and to bring us a pencil each before we start dinner. It reminds us each day, even when we might be feeling low, that we have much for which we are grateful.
Here is a selection of our leaves, I'll let you decide who you think said each one!
- Our warm house
- Mummy, Loumi and trains
- Clare Clare's teeny tiny cars
- Music and crisp Winter days
- Swings and all the things I did with Frank this morning
- My wicked English family
- My friends and my white woollen socks
- My international family: Budd (alien), Frank (mostly human), Severine (French) and Rufus (bear)
- Severine and her friendship
- Bread, cheese and dried pork products
- My family and friends
- Good health and smiley faces
- Big Barn Farm
- Love and pizza
- The zoo and ice cream
- My bike
- The very big oven in the kitchen
- My goldfish napkin holder
- Autumn sunshine
What are you grateful for today?