Barefoot by the Sea: Thankful Thoughts

Friday, November 13, 2015

Thankful Thoughts

At our house, we've kept a Grateful Log every year since our first daughter was born.  We also started doing a Thankful Tree the year my second daughter was born. During the month of November and at random times throughout the year, we make a point to record the things we are most grateful for in our lives. It's fun to reminisce and see what we've said over the years. Sometimes deep and sentimental, sometimes fun and silly but one thing's certain: this is something we will always cherish, a tradition I'm so happy to have started. 

It's important to teach our children and remind ourselves of the things that mean the most to us in life. Keeping a journal or log really makes me remember and cherish these things. Take in and appreciate the blessings you have in our life. Sometimes the simple, purposeful act of writing it on paper reminds us to remember, to take it all in. Life is busy but if we take a step back to reflect, we realize how important it is to do so. They can be really big things or simple things that bring the most joy. 

What are you most grateful for today?


  1. I'm thankful for so many things right now! I love your grateful journal!! I used that same quote and graphic for my chalk art one year.. Maybe last year?

  2. I love this idea. And you are so right about taking time to say it!
    I am thankful for my family, good health and all the love around me.
    xx oo

    1. I love it! It feels wonderful to really think about these things! Days are busy but it's great to reflect!

  3. I love that you do this, and I so agree with you that the act of writing things down, makes you actually think, remember, and be more aware of our blessings.
    Today, I am thankful for my husband, our home, and our land. Life is good!

  4. This is so cute. I would love to try this with my kids.

    1. I think they would enjoy it! A tiny handprint on top ❤️ Congratulations on her arrival!


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