Sunday, December 4, 2011

our gratitude box

today in relief society the lesson was about how to keep the true spirit of christ in this christmas season. the teacher had everyone share traditions they had or things they do to keep Christ at the center of the home at this time.

one girl shared that they had family home evening at the beginning of december and wrote down all the things they were grateful for. they then cut them into strips and folded them and put them in a wrapped christmas box (one where the lid can come off) and every time through out the month till Christmas, they added more things to it. I thought it was a great idea. They then open the box on Christmas and read all the things they put in there that they were grateful for. I decided we needed to do this! 

So, tonight, we watched this video on mormon messages on youtube:

We then wrote down a list of things we are grateful for, and tonight I will wrap up a box and put it under the tree.

Here are a few of the things on our list:

Our apartment
Our car
Our laptop
Our jobs
Safe water to drink
Food to eat
Warm blankets
Our baby
Good friends
Our pretty Christmas tree
Christmas music
The ostensons for offering their crib to us free
Our phones so we can communicate
Free time to nap!
Snuggling eachother to get warm at night
Dr. Dayton
Pel Grants
A decorated apartment to make us feel at home
A portable dishwasher
Bishop Wall and Provo 2nd ward
Good health
Not throwing up every day
A heater that works!
A washer and dryer in our apartment
My body pillow!
Nature- snowy grounds, blue skies, green grass
Water to play in
The center street exit being open
Mormon messages on youtube
Your kisses

 we have been so blessed through out this year and I hope we can keep the Christmas spirit in our home this season and remember the true meaning of Christmas. Love you all!


Tiffany said...

That is such a great idea. I think we will do that tomorrow night for fhe. Thanks for sharing.:)

chelsey said...

It's a great idea. It's easy to get wrapped up in all the things at xmas time, so remembering to be grateful is always SOO important!


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