Pumpkin praise

Don’t even get me started on pumpkins.

I love pumpkins: at this time of year, almost more than any other shape and color. What daffodils are to spring–a concrete encapsulation of the entire point–pumpkins are to fall. Round, rustic, simple, vibrant, fertile, textured, real.

And it’s Thanksgiving.

Here’s an idea for what to do with those extra pumpkins you grew, or bought for fall décor. Take some pretty permanent markers, assorted if you like, and turn your pumpkin into a canvas of praise.

pumpkin praise

I bought mini pumpkins for doing this project with some teen girls–to each her own. And on Thanksgiving Day I plan to take one big pumpkin to our family shindig, plop it down somewhere, and let anyone who passes add their words of thanks and praise.

mini pumpkins

What are you thankful for? How do you list it?

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10 years ago

I like that idea. As to what I’m thankful for . . . . this month I have tried to post on my facebook at least one thing I am thankful for every day of the month. Many days more than one. It’s been a good exercise to really stop and think a little deeper than I do sometimes about what things I’m thankful for. It’s good to give thanks to the Most High. 😉

Michele Walsh
10 years ago

I used this idea w/ my extended, non-believing family this week. Its always hard to know what to do when we are together. It was a great success. Thanks for the idea!!

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