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As a Grandma, I like to stash fun little goodies in my purse just in case I need help with entertaining my grandchildren at any random moment. Recently, I was caught off guard and needed to create a game to occupy my adorable little granddaughters while their parents had an unexpected meeting for an hour.

Thinking quick on the spot, I asked the office secretary for three pieces of paper and grabbed some pencils and markers.

OK! Sweetie Pies! Here we go! We are going to play the “Thankful and Happy Game.” Let me explain. First, we have to think of things we are thankful for and things that are happy inside your heart then we will draw the words on the paper.

My Granddaughters spent the next hour giggling and drawing with so much fun and excitement. The girls are only 3 and 5 years old so we had to keep things very simple and easy. All they had to do was share a word they could think of that made them happy or something that they were thankful for. We soon ran out of paper and needed a second round.

Before we knew it the hour had passed. We actually weren’t ready to quit but gathered up our papers and left the office with all kinds of stories to share.

I loved every minute with the girls and we learned so much about each other. We found out what colors make us happy, where we like to go when we are happy and what we were thankful for.

Why not join in on the “Thankful Word Game” this Thanksgiving? What are you thankful for this year? Grab a large piece of paper and receive a blessing as you name what you are thankful for and what makes you happy in your heart.

Gratitude will change your attitude.

“Gratitude is born in hearts that take time to count up past mercies.” Charles Jefferson

Proverbs 17:22 “A cheerful heart is good medicine.”
Proverbs 15:30 “A cheerful look brings joy to the heart.”
1 Thessalonians 5:18 “Be thankful in all circumstances.”
Psalm 92:1 “It is good to give thanks…”
Psalm 118:1 “Give thanks to the Lord, for He is good.”

Happy Thanksgiving Everyone!

Jayme Hull

Author Jayme Hull

Jayme a Spiritual Direction Coach. Mentor, Author, and Podcast Host is passionate about moving Christian Women forward to God's direction for their life through Scripture and prayer. Join the Spiritual Direction Coaching Today Facebook private page or connect with her on Instagram.

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