Monday, November 16, 2009

Thank Full

Last year I did my whole "Month of  Thanksgiving" series in November.  I loved doing it, but I just didn't have the energy or wherewithal to do it this year.  But, you can't blog in November without being grateful for something, sometime.

Bria actually made a little book last Saturday which she calls "Bria's Thanksgiving Book."  She did this all on her own volition and creativity.  And I love it.

Here are its contents:

I am thank full for my bed and clothing and stuff that is warm.

I am thank full for my parents giving me food and desserts.

I am thank full for my house and my shelter

I am thank full for my school.

I am thank full for The Church.

I am thank full for the world.

I am thank full for all of the hugs and kisses I get.

I am thank full for all of the resteraunts I get to go to.

I am thank full for my violin talents.

I am thank full for nature.

I am thank full for Family Home Evening.

I am thank full for the animals.

I am thank full for our car.

I am thank full for games to play.

I am thank full for Heavenly Father and Jesus.

I am thank full for my family!

I am thank full for Mom's enchaladas.

I am thank full for Dad's oat cookies.

I am thank full for Chloe and the pictures she draws me.

I am thank full for Sophie and her cuteness.

As for me?

I am thank full for that little girl and the joy she brings to our household.
Lara Neves
Lara Neves

Lara is mom to three daughters—two teens and a tween. She loves to share her parenting and homemaking triumphs and failures here at Overstuffed! She was diagnosed with Lyme disease in 2015 and has been fighting it ever since. When she isn't working on her mother of the year award, you can find her reading, singing, or taking photos.


  1. I love that you kept the spelling just as she had it - that brings such a genuine innocence to this post! I also love that you used the word "wherewithal" - it makes me happy and I vow to also use it at least once in a sentence today.

    I am "thank full" for this post as it has brightened my blah Monday. Thank you for sharing!

  2. Aaaawwww....that is so cute!!

  3. It means so much more coming from kids. For some reason their Thankful lists are always more full of gratitude and simplicity. As adults we feel like we have to qualify everything. We can't simply state "I am thankful for my family" We have to say "I am thankful for my husband who always....." and state the reason we love the person. With kids there are no reasons required, just honesty and innocence. I love Bria's list and you'll have to tell her that she made everyones day! Thanks for the post.

  4. That's so cute---and so great that she did it on her own. And I can totally relate to the first one and all things warm right now!

    I made a thankful book when I was in elementary and my mom saved it for me. It's fun (and also embarrassing) to look at now.

  5. "Sophie and her cuteness." Love that.

    Obviously a sweet girl. Total keeper.

  6. She is adorable. It really should be spelled thank full!

  7. Sometimes parenting can seem like such a thankless job--this note is one of those things that keeps a mom going!

  8. AND I AM Thank Full for Bria!

  9. oh, how sweet and thoughtful!

  10. Awh, that's sweet!
    I should have my kids do that.
    We're still doing our thankful turkey though.

  11. Huh... maybe we'll try it.
    I love date mornigns. I'm always so tired at night....
    {shocking}, I know. :)

  12. what an interesting way to view gratitude: as being full. I should be more thank full too.

  13. Such sweet, inspired spelling.

  14. What a sweet girl you have there. It's great that she's mindful of all of that without being prompted! Does that mean there's still hope for mine?

  15. Such wonderful things to be "thank full" or full of thanks, for! You've done a great job teaching her.

  16. That just says it all! What a precious daughter you have.

  17. I'm with you on that one! She is awesome! My kids have a similar list but mainly over their toys and food. LOL

  18. That list is every mother's dream! WHat a special little one. i love it!

  19. Pass the oat cookies & enchiladas!!

  20. What a great list of things to be thank full for :) I am so glad for the kids, they keep so much good in our lives!

  21. That made me tear up..

    I am thankful for sweet, sweet Bria. Miss you guys.

  22. *Ooohh...* Warm fuzzies and a lump in my throat.

  23. What a wonderful list! I love when we get to read things like that from our children.

  24. Don't you just love kids, especially when they are your own.

  25. What a sweetheart Bria is. I think during this season w are all thinking about what we are thankful for, regardless of whether we write it down or not.