Since 2004, our family has kept a Thanksgiving journal. Each of us goes around and tells what we are thankful for after our Thanksgiving meal while one of us records our responses in a journal. If we have company, we invite them to join us in being thankful. Last year, we read through our Thanksgiving journal, going back several years. When we read through mine, I had said that I was thankful "for a car that works" every year. We thought that was hilarious. I worded it the exact same way every time. I was also thankful for chocolate and coffee, my husband and boys. No surprises there.
Our boys have been thankful for things like "dry diapers" (when my youngest was 2 we filled in what we thought he would be thankful for!), Sunday School teachers, friends, Legos, a fish named Redeye, Mommy's yeast rolls, candy, Jesus dying on the cross and rising again, penguins, cute little puppy dogs, clean water, and "losing my teeth."
What are you thankful for this year?