Construction paper turkeys and other reasons to be thankful

During our countdown to Thanksgiving, our children have been bringing home craft after craft.
A toilet paper roll turkey.
Construction paper pilgrims.
A turkey standing on clothespin legs.
A tall black pilgrim hat made out of paper.
When our kindergartener came home from his class’s Thanksgiving feast earlier this week, I asked whether they had gone around the table and shared what they were thankful for. They had, of course.
“What did you say?” I asked.
“The pilgrims who sailed across the sea,” he said.
Our boy does love ships.
Today I’m thankful for those pilgrims, too. And I’m thankful for a whole host of other things.
I’m thankful to live in a country where we have freedom of religion.
I’m thankful to be celebrating Thanksgiving with the people I love most in the world.
I’m thankful for beautiful weather so we can play outside today.
And I’m thankful that this day is going to end with a piece of homemade pumpkin pie.
Have a wonderful Thanksgiving. I hope your day ends with a slice of pie—or whatever you love most at your annual Thanksgiving feast.

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