Today’s Gratitude Activity

We have been enjoying all of the wonderful things to come out of our Gratitude Activity Jar! So far some of the activities we have done include: donated Jared Boxes to the hospital, invited a friend over to play, and visited the library. We are loving this little jar, and have even added more cards into the mix.

Today, Emily picked the Pie card, which meant it was time to bake a pie for a neighbor. I’m not much of a baker, but I think together we managed to do okay with this one.

We decided to make an organic pumpkin pie. Not exactly from scratch, mind you…. but a pie nonetheless!

I think our neighbor was very surprised! I know I would love to come home to freshly baked pie, and ours was still warm from the oven.
Then we started to prepare for tomorrow’s activity. It involves being grateful for flowers. If you’re in need of a mood lift, try visiting your local plant nursery. It felt so nice to surround ourselves in all the greenery and brightly colored flowers!
Emily fell in love with this wee little plant.
The colors were amazing!

So much fun, and we have much to be grateful for indeed.


  1. Dear Valerie,

    No pie for daddy? 🙁


  2. You two sure have done a lot of fun things! Too bad we don't live next door to you.

  3. I too would love to be your neighbor! For so many reasons! I really like your gratitude jar idea, and I want to implement it. It will have to be post-Thanksgiving though because we are moving next week. I already have a few ideas though. Thank you for the inspiration.

  4. you should link this post up next wk to Kids in the Kitchen looks yum!

  5. @ Mark — You don't like pumpkin pie that much, do you? Besides, if it weren't for Emily helping me, this pie would have been more of a threat than a blessing.

    @ Sherry — I'll be sure to link up! Great idea!!

    @ Christy — Next week, already? I had no idea it was that soon. How exciting! Can't wait to hear all about it. 🙂

  6. Amber, That's Me! says

    Great idea! I'm sure your neighbor was delighted!

  7. @Valerie


  8. Infant Bibliophile says

    See, I told you I wanted to be a neighbor!

  9. Stephanie Griffith says

    How fun! I like the gratitude jar idea. I may have to do this with the girls.