Welcome to Red Couch Recipes and to Tablescape Thursday.
Even if research doesn't suggest, though I think it might, I believe that those who are grateful, live happier, more fulfilling lives lives. What a great gift or developed skill being a grateful person is. Today my table is titled "An Attitude of Gratitude." These little tiles were given out to all the women at our church at a meeting earlier this year. I have displayed in prominently in my home to help me remember to be grateful for what I do have and not to whine for what I don't have.
At this point, I don't believe that I am cooking Thanksgiving dinner. This is just a fun tablescape that I put together in honor of Thanksgiving. I bought the fall leaf plates years ago at Target.
This table is filled with my favorite things at Thanksgiving time. The black kettle at the left corn is stuffed with pumpkins and gourds -- love the color and the shapes of them.
The napkin rings were from a giveaway at Cuisine Kathleen's blog. She is one of the warm and funniest bloggers around. I think they look so well with the faux sugar crusted pumpkin and spray.
In my other life, I am an aide to 4t h, 5th, and 6th graders for mainly math at my daughter's elementary school. Today, instead of being an aide, I was asked to substitute for a few hours in a class that I usually am an aide to. At the end of the period I received a little note from one of the students. I thought I would share it with you.
"You were a great sub today in class. One of the best subs in the world. Even in the universe. Your one of my favorite subs. I will give you this letter and I hope you like this. I will never forget you when I grow up. You will still always be my favorite teacher." That definitely put a smile on my face :).
This "little note of gratitude" brought tears to my eyes and I quickly wrote her a return letter. I was really touched by this sweet letter. Truly, gratitude can make one's day so much better.
So go make some one's day better by expressing your appreciation!
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