According to what I wrote last year, we’d been doing the Thankful Tree for seven years, so this year makes eight!

Our Thankful Tree

We kicked it up a notch by adding lights. (We’re so freaking fancy.)

Our Thankful Tree

This is the first year Jack could write the things he was thankful for by himself.

Our Thankful Tree

What’s that dripping? Oh! Oh, that’s my heart melting.

As hard as it can be to avoid the ugly in the world these days, the truth is, earth is a pretty great place. There are people loving each other everywhere. That’s what it’s all about, folks. Let’s keep doing that.