I am sure that many of you have seen or done something similar to this at your homes but just in case I thought I'd share something we started last FHE at our house that would work just as great to start tonight or next Monday as well.
First, we told the story of the Ten Lepers and how only one came back to tell Christ thank you and how it might have made Him feel. We talked about how we feel when someone thanks us or maybe when they don't. We talked about specific things we could say thank you for and how we need to always remember to thank Heavenly Father, Jesus Christ, and others for all of the things we are blessed with in our lives.
We each chose three leaves that night and wrote down something we are thankful for on them and shared them with each other. Since last Monday each morning as part of our Morning Devotional we have added a leaf or two to the tree.
It is fun to hear what my 4 and 2 year old come up with. We have things on the tree like,
- When people say I love you.
- My little sister.
- Baby (doll)
- The Priesthood