A Basket of Thankfulness – Thanksgiving Activity 2018

Hello everyone! Happy November!

Welcome to Smile and Craft AG’s third annual Basket of Thankfulness activity!

A Basket of Thankfulness 2018

Here is a link to view the ones from 2017 and 2016!

I love Thanksgiving; it is probably my favorite holiday! I love hosting these activities each year and seeing the many things that you all are thankful for! It’s such a blessing to me, and I hope to you as well!

So, let’s get into it!

What is A Basket of Thankfulness?

In case you weren’t here last year, or if you forgot, A Basket of Thankfulness is an activity that occurs each November to inspire us to be thankful. The process is simple: you comment with a list (or just one thing is OK too!) of things you are thankful for, and on Thanksgiving day I publish a post with a big compilation of all of the things we thought of over November!

 

What are the Rules?

  • Comment below with things you are thankful for. You can comment with as few or as many things you want! However, make sure you are thoughtful about the things you comment. Don’t just write down everything that’s sitting on your desk at the moment.
  • Then, on Thanksgiving day, I will compile and post all the things we’ve listed (without repeats) and put them in a big numbered list of things we’re thankful for! I will also list the contributors. 🙂
  • Please note, if I, and/or my mom, decide that anything posted is inappropriate or against our convictions, we can remove any item commented from the list.

Also, please spread the word about this activity–I would really appreciate it! Let’s make a list bigger than ever, and grow in thankfulness in the process!

 

So, what are you thankful for?

 

 

Have a blessed day!

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A Basket of Thankfulness – Results!!

HAPPY THANKSGIVING, Everyone!! I hope you are all having a blessed day so far.

I Love Thanksgiving, and I’m excited to share the RESULTS of the Basket of Thankfulness activity with you!!

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This year, the TOTAL number of things we came up with to be thankful for is…

 

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150 Things we are Thankful For!!!! ♥ ♥ ♥

Can you believe it!? I loved getting in all of your amazing comments saying the things you are thankful for. Last Year we got about 55 things. So this year the number almost tripled! Thank you so much to everyone who participated and shared!

 

And NOW for the great big Basket of Thankfulness list!!

Please note that I took out repeats, so if you don’t see the exact thing you said, it should be somewhere else on the list.

After the list, I’ll share all of the contributors! Here we go!

 

  1. The Gospel!
  2. Light
  3. Creativity
  4. People being unique
  5. Our freedoms
  6. The moon
  7. The total solar eclipse
  8. Smiling and others smiling back
  9. Jesus
  10. The sky
  11. Art
  12. Eyes
  13. People
  14. Water
  15. Purpose
  16. Cold weather
  17. Road trips
  18. My family
  19. Laughter
  20. Books
  21. My home
  22. The Bible
  23. Nature/the outdoors
  24. DSLR cameras
  25. Musical instruments
  26. Southern Gospel music
  27. Jesus’ ultimate sacrifice for us
  28. A hot shower at the end of the day
  29. Encouraging music
  30. Constant encouragement from friends
  31. Flakes of snow falling from the sky
  32. Having the freedom to read God’s Word and pray to Him in our country
  33. For living in the United States
  34. For having a wonderfully cute dog
  35. Chocolate!
  36. A hot cup of tea
  37. For having the ability to write for God’s Glory
  38. For God blessing me with a magazine ministry
  39. For computers and technology
  40. Gel pens!
  41. The Internet
  42. Tripods
  43. Happy memories
  44. My church
  45. God
  46. Pets
  47. Art supplies
  48. My sewing machine
  49. My dolls
  50. Good teachers
  51. My parents
  52. My brother
  53. My aunt and uncle
  54. Hashem and everything he has provided for me
  55. Writing
  56. Friends
  57. The AMAZING blogging community
  58. Food
  59. Thanksgiving
  60. Christmas
  61. Winter
  62. Salvation that comes to me through the Holy Spirit
  63. Good works that, through God’s grace, I am able to do
  64. Strength that God gives me to get through each day
  65. Each day that God gives us to live, laugh, and spread His love to those around us
  66. Cinnamon rolls
  67. Courage to live God’s word fully
  68. Modern technology so that I can “know” people that I have never met
  69. Beautiful sunsets that we enjoyed this year
  70. Warm weather and swimming!
  71. The Holy Spirit
  72. Macaroni and Cheese
  73. Horses
  74. Cartoons
  75. Crafts
  76. Hobby Lobby
  77. Purple
  78. Sleep
  79. Socks
  80. Butterflies
  81. Songs
  82. Dodgeball
  83. Toys
  84. Playing with my brother
  85. Jeans
  86. Bikes
  87. TobyMac
  88. Owl City
  89. Color
  90. Bunnies
  91. A beautiful place to live
  92. Our farm
  93. Safety
  94. The amazing human body
  95. The ability to access education easily
  96. Health
  97. Warmth
  98. Blankets
  99. Pen pals
  100. Internet so friends could stay in touch
  101. My Saviour
  102. Doctors
  103. The police
  104. Our veterans
  105. Fresh water
  106. Being homeschooled
  107. Friends
  108. My pawpaw and mawmaw
  109. Cars(not the movie)
  110. TV
  111. Our president
  112. Our chickens
  113. Gods grace
  114. That God forgives us and sustains us
  115. For the big green earth
  116. Trees
  117. Fresh air
  118. My sewing machine
  119. I can walk
  120. I can talk
  121. I can sing
  122. I can help my mom to take care of my siblings
  123. Donkeys
  124. Different seasons
  125. Tastebuds
  126. Baseball
  127. Animals
  128. Being able to worship God freely
  129. The book that God helped me write published
  130. YouTube followers
  131. Being able to make people laugh
  132. The people who have inspired/encouraged/blessed me
  133. All the people who have invested so much into my life
  134. Being born in the USA
  135. Our Founding Fathers
  136. PureFlix (Christian movies)
  137. The Calling that God has put on my life!
  138. Peanut butter
  139. Frozen yogurt
  140. Whoppers
  141. Pizza
  142. Clothes
  143. Forgiveness
  144. Candy
  145. Plants
  146. My teacher
  147. My great aunt
  148. Being alive!
  149. Summer
  150. Cats

 

I hope that you enjoyed reading (or skimming!) through this list, and that it encouraged you this Thanksgiving. I hope that it gets you thinking, and that you will remember how much there is to be thankful for.

 

Before I name the contributors, I also want to give a shout-out to Rita from New York North Fine Art. Rita came up with a plan to give to others and to stop world hunger. You can check out her video about the idea here or on her blog!

 

Here are all of the contributors!!

Lizzy

Sara

Clara

Sassafras

Olivia Bell (aka Livy)

Rebcake

vanamangirls

Cherry Cola22

Diamond

kingofthecowboys1943

Hannah

agdolldreams

blackiesunshine

Allison

Laura

Melissa

Mary E.

Megan (A Barefoot Gal)

Bella

The Chloe Blog

AAG

Evy

Thank you all for contributing, and thank you also to anyone reading!

Give thanks to the Lord, for he is good,

for his steadfast love endures forever.

~Psalm 136:1

 

Have a wonderful Thanksgiving!

 

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A Basket of Thankfulness – Results

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I received a lot of comments on my Basket of Thankfulness activity! Thank you for all your contributions!

Today I’m going to present to you the great big list we came up with!

I’ll number everything, so we can see the number of things we came up with in all, and I will put the names of the contributor over the things they said.

Let’s begin!

 

(Kiki)

  1. My parents.
  2. My dog.
  3. My health.
  4. My house.
  5. My clothes.
  6. My shoes.
  7. Food.
  8. Yahweh taking care of us.
  9. My bed.
  10. That my body works the way it should.
  11. My dolls.
  12. My brother.
  13. My parents cars.
  14. Electricity.
  15. Air conditioner
  16. How much my blog has grown

(Light4theLord)

17. Dolls- I’m so thankful to have four of them!

18. Cameras- I can use my talent for God’s glory!
19. Provision- God provides WAAAY more than we need!
20. A warm, clean home
21. Food every day- many kids go to sleep hungry across the world
22. Family- what would I do without mine?
23. Friends- both ones that I get to see frequently, those across the nation, and those in the blogging community!

(Tenley)

24. The fact that I was raised in a family that taught me to cherish God’s word. ❤

(Christian Homeschooler)

25. My amazing family

26. Skype

27. My camera

28. God’s amazing creation.

(Scarlett)

29. That God has saved me and blessed me in so many ways

30. My family

31. My friends

32. Being able to live in a free country

33. My dog

34. Being able to go to school every day

35. The roof I live under

36. The food I way everyday

(Madison)

37. God’s Word
38. Being able to live in a free country
39. My health
40. My family and friends (in real life and online)
41. My many blessings (including but not limited to dolls, talents, my blog😉 )

(Hannah)

42. My camera,
43. My dolls,
44. That I have been saved,
45. My friends,
46. My family,
47. My pets,
48. Being homeschooled,
49. My blog.

(Celeste)

50. My family

51. My home

52. My car

53. My dolls

54. Everything I own

55. My doll clothes/accessories business

56. My community

(Maker Camps)

57. My family

58. Being able to create

59. Music

60. A piano

61. Time with my family

62. Safety

(AAG)

63. My Family
64. Music
65. My dolls
66. Jesus
67. Food
68. Shelter
69. My Bed
70. My iPad
71. My awesome grandparents
72. My wonderful cousins
73. Being saved

(Gracie [Myself :-);These are the things I wrote in the post introducing this activity])

74. Jesus

75. Blogging

76. Work

77. Rest

78. Kindness

 

 

Wow! Wowowow! We thought of Seventy-eight things to be thankful for together! That’s a lot! (And if you count repeated things only once, then we have approximately Fifty-Five things)

Thank you again to everyone who contributed! I hope that this big, overflowing basket of thankfulness encouraged you today!

Have a Wonderful Thanksgiving!

Psalm 100:4 – Enter his [the Lord’s] gates with thanksgiving and his courts with praise; give thanks to him and praise his name.

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A Basket of Thankfulness

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It’s November! That means, for many of us, that Thanksgiving is coming up! It is always a good thing to think on all of the wonderful blessings God has given us, and Thanksgiving is a great reminder to do that!

Sooo, I’ve thought up an activity for us to do this November, and here’s how it works:

  • Comment below with things you are thankful for! It can be one thing, or it can be twenty things! As many as you want! But, please, be sincere. Try to put some thought into it!
  • Then, on November 24 (Thanksgiving Day) I can post everything that we’ve said in a great big list of thankfulness, along with those who contributed!
  • The goal: To encourage and remind us to be thankful this season, and to remind us of God’s goodness and blessings. With a little thought, you can realize So, So Many things to be thankful for! Even simple things, like breakfast and t-shirts. Or thrift stores and charities. How ’bout plates and cups?

 

I’ll kick off the list with a few things I’m thankful for:

  1. Jesus!
  2. Blogging
  3. Work
  4. Rest
  5. Kindness

And now it’s your turn! What do you say we completely overflow this “Basket of Thankfulness”!

 

Before I sign off,  I wanted to mention that I’d LOVE if you’d spread the word about this, so we can get as many contributors as we can! Or you can even host a “basket of thankfulness” on your own blog!

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