I guess my childhood was a little different that other people’s. I was taught growing up to use what we have or to “MacGyver” something (based on the popular television show in the late eighties). MacGyver, the main character, could make anything out of anything (to get what he needed or get out of a dangerous situation). My creative parents would try to make anything with what they had (around the house or on the farm). If a science project was needed, the items needed would surely be around the house. If a new art project was desired, the materials would be at our disposal. Even nature could provide the components needed.
This year for Christmas, my Christmas tree has faded from a bright white tree, to more of a “peanut butter” color, according to my son. So instead of fretting and not being thankful for having a tree, I made burlap ornaments to adorn it. I even stopped along the road to cut thistles, reeds, weeds, etc, as filler for the tree. (See nature does provide).
One other thing that we did this year, was fill the tree with sticks stating what we are thankful for. This is one of my favorite trees, just for that part alone. I am truly thankful for what God has provided this year, and for the faded “peanut butter” tree.
Daily Vitamin C: Be thankful for what you have. Be thankful for the free gifts provided from above.