First of all, thank you for showing up and indulging in my late in the game Thanksgiving prep. I’ve never really been one that has loved this holiday and in years past I have almost silently wished it away. But as my husband and I are entering a new season of life, my perspective is changing. I am learning that gratitude comes from within, it is taking ownership of all that comes with life – the messy and the good. Our lives are ours to live as we see fit.
As old traditions fizzle out, new ones are born. My younger sister has graciously offered to cook our family’s Thanksgiving feast this year (a first!) and we will be opening up our home (& our hearts) to new faces. With this new shake up in our holiday tradition, I have come to the realization that we should not only set aside a day to be thankful, but find gratitude in our daily lives year round.
We so often think that all we need is to have an “attitude of gratitude”, but for our gratitude to come to fruition we must actively practice gratitude each and every day, whether it be journaling, or sending notes to those we are thankful for, or going around the dinner table each night saying what each of us is grateful for. So today I am here to write it down and tell you what I am thankful for.
I AM THANKFUL FOR…
Dishes in the sink, because that means I have food to feed my family.
My in-laws opening up their home for us to live, because this is one-on-one time we will never get again.
A husband who supports me because his encouragement is what keeps me going some days.
Friends who have become my cheerleaders not just in business, but in life.
You are the best for stopping by each week to read this little blog. For supporting my small business and indulging with me in my love for paper. Sweet friend, you are so cherished. This year when you gather your friends and family around the dinner table I hope you heart is filled with gratitude.
The home you are welcomed into should never be taken for granted. So this year, show your hostess some love with a hostess gift. Nothing big, just something small that reminds them that this feast that they have poured so much into is valued and appreciated. Below I have two printable wine labels that embody the spirit of thankfulness. It only takes a few minutes to print and stick to the wine bottles I’m sure you are already bringing (don’t show up empty handed y’all). It’s so easy and is such a fun little gift to bring.
To download the printable wine labels, head over to The Library – my resource of free printables and downloads – like these gratitude tags. There are 2 wine labels per 8.5 x 11 inch page; simply download, print on sticker paper, trim and adhere to wine bottles (the tall skinnier ones work best).