This past week's FHE was starting out our November being THANKFUL!
Thou shalt thank the Lord thy God in all things (D&C 59:7)
I thank thee, dear Father in heaven above,
For thy goodness and mercy, thy kindness and love.
I thank thee for home, friends, and parents so dear,
And for ev’ry blessing that I enjoy here.
(“I Thank Thee, Dear Father,” Children’s Songbook, 7)
Did you know that being thankful is a commandment? In Doctrine and Covenants 59:7 we read, “Thou shalt thank the Lord thy God in all things.” One of the ways you can show your love for Heavenly Father is to thank Him for the blessings He has given you.
Our lesson was loosely based on the Friend article, "Every Blessing that I enjoy here"
on www.lds.org they offered the idea of making a thankful memory game--which will be fun in a couple years...but for Briggy's age we decided to make a THANKFUL JAR
We can write what we are thankful for everyday and slip it into the jar. We also made another TURKEY! from cut-outs of Brigham's hands and feet! He really loves to color and likes helping mommy with projects. So far, Briggy is thankful for:
Juice, Snacks, having a baby brother, and having a mommy and daddy that love him!
Mommy is thankful she gets to be a momma! and Daddy is thankful for two sons!!
(The thankful jar is an empty oats container that Briggy colored!)