Feel Good Friday #9 – Blessings Tree
I was telling my Mom the other day how excited I was that Christmas is coming. Maybe it was the day I spent relaxing, reading magazines and watching movies but I am in full holiday mode. We’re making Christmas shopping lists, finalizing decorations, confirming the Christmas Eve dinner menu and filling up our calendars with fun events. I’m really looking forward to it.
I think I’m excited about Christmas because I won’t be seeing my family for Thanksgiving. We’ll be in four different cities come Thanksgiving Day. Maybe some of you are in the same boat. Maybe you have a loved one that has already passed on, maybe your spouse is based overseas, maybe you’ve hit a rough patch and you can’t afford the plane ticket home. Whatever the reason, I have way we can celebrate our loved ones. We can include them on our blessings tree.
What is a blessings tree you say? On January 1st we begin to write down every time something good happens to us. It can be anything from “I got an A on my test” to “I got a promotion at work”. We use card stock or tags purchased from a local craft supply store and we put them in a blessings box.
Sometimes we have a blessings breakfast and we read aloud each card and reminisce about the experience. Other times we decorate an entire blessings tree. We gather sticks from the yard, place them in a container and hang the tags from each branch.
It’s a great way to remember not only the amazing things that have happened over the past year but also to remember the people that are important in our lives. And that my friends, is a reason to feel good this Friday!
Dearest CoCo…I love this idea! This would be a wonderful way for me to kickoff 2015 – I had a lot of struggles in 2014. When you’re down, it’s sometimes hard to remember the good things in life – this Blessing Tree would have served as a great reminder! Thanks for sharing 🙂
Vicki you have had a rough year! No doubt anyone else in your position would have given up a long time ago but you are a strong and courageous woman, smart, kind hearted and so talented. Thanks for showing all of us how it’s done. I heart you for reals!
CoCo, this is such a sweet idea and I think it is a great example of you as a sweet person, always counting your blessings and looking for the good. Thanks for being you and for sharing this! Starting this now. Hugs!
I really appreciate your kind words Angie, it’s easy to be sweet with great friends like you! Sending you hugs too!
What a wonderful idea!! Love this way to capture the good stuff, then revisit the moments in a lovely display. Starting this at Thanksgiving and through Christmas, then carrying it over year to year as part of my holiday season. Thank you so much for this new tradition 🙂 Bwg ~~~
You’re so sweet to start a new tradition Bobbi! It’s so much fun to look back at all the good things that happened throughout the entire year.
Coco, this is a darling idea and a great way to count your blessings and cherish what you have. love it. have a great day, Lisa
Thanks so much Lisa, I hope you have a great day too!