Today is Scottish Thanksgiving. At the very beginning of the month, I had a ‘crafternoon’ making Thanksgiving cards. It has been years since I sent cards to family on Thanksgiving, and I felt the need for that tradition this year. I made them early to send to our American family (and family in France) and held off posting to our Scottish family for a week or so to make the arrival time more appropriate.
I made a stack of cards and filled them with one of the following five quotes:
Gratitude is the sign of noble souls. ~Aesop
I don’t want to just list the stuff I’m grateful for. I want to bathe in it. I want my heart to burst open with the joy of it all. ~Christine Kane
Gratitude unlocks the fullness of life. ~Melody Beattie
Happiness is not what makes us grateful. It is gratefulness that makes us happy. ~David Steindal-Rast
The real gift of gratitude is that the more grateful you are, the more present you become. ~Robert Holden
It was hugely satisfying to sit in reflection making the cards and to know that my loved ones would receive a little reminder of love and gratitude.