An Abundance of Gratitude

by | Holidays

Every weekday morning at about 8:35 a.m., you could walk past my classroom and hear little voices singing The Doxology in our prayer time.  I am blessed to teach at a Christian school where this is encouraged.


And every day, you could hear one little voice rise to the top, singing “Praise God from Whom all blessings float!”  I can’t bring myself to correct his little 3-year-old voice because it is just too cute.  It also hits me right in the heart.

My prayer this Thanksgiving is to allow my blessings to float to the top.  There is a lot around us, every single day, that might try to weigh those down.  It may take some extra effort this Thanksgiving to have floating blessings.  But I’m committed to trying.  And it is a lot easier when we shift our perspective to the One from Whom all blessings…even the ones that don’t look or feel like blessings…truly flow.

My Thanksgiving table this year is set with some of my precious blessings in mind.  I want my family to feel special, to be reminded that they are my most treasured blessings.


To create this table, I used simple, dishes and a touch of elegance with matte gold flatware, vintage brass chargers, and cedar napkin rings.  I layered faux cedar and seeded eucalyptus to fill the middle of the table and interspersed my favorite vintage brass candlesticks.  All of these are thrifted! 

The statement pieces are these elegant velvet pumpkins from Love Feast Shop.  The combination of the dried pumpkin stems and soft, velvet fabric add a touch of the unexpected and the velvet glistens in the candlelight.

I am looking forward to Thanksgiving, sitting around this table with my family, and thinking about our blessings that float.

What are you most thankful for this season?




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