First, we made cookies and paper pumpkins (see above for an example) with verses on them about thanking God, such as:
Oh, give thanks to the LORD, for He is good!
For His mercy endures forever.
Then we had a picnic supper outside, where we enjoyed the pleasant weather and each other’s company.
We also talked about being thankful even in difficulties; I read/told the story of the Ten Boom sisters being thankful even in Ravensbruck (one of the worst concentration camps in Germany!) Then we talked about all the things we could be thankful for about dishes and taking out recycle. 😀 We came up with quite a few things, since each of us had to come up with at least one thing, and several of us came up with more than one!
When we were done with that, we prayed and thanked God for various blessings, and then we got the cookies and pumpkins (mama had put them in boxes and made ’em all pretty) and we gave them to some neighbors. 🙂 Some of us did a “ditch dong ding” thing, where we put it down near the door, rang the bell and ran and hid. 😀
All in all, it was a very enjoyable and thankful evening! Thank you girls for coming, and for those who weren’t able to make it: we missed you very much! Your “assignment” for these next few weeks is to find five things to be thankful for about a task that is disagreeable to you. Remember, if Betsy and Corrie can be thankful for fleas, we can be thankful for dishes! 😉
Happy Thanksgiving, everyone!