Kid’s Life: What Are You Thankful For? by Jolene Evans

In Sunday School classrooms around the nation, children are being asked the age-old question, “What are you thankful for this year?” Colossians 3:15 says, “Be thankful.” But what does thankfulness really look like? True thankfulness comes from your heart, not just when you get what you want, but all the time. These children have learned to be thankful.

  • 96_thanksgiving.jpg“I’m thankful that even though my best friend moved away, she will still come back to visit me. I’m also thankful that I became a Christian this year.” — Lyndi, age 10
  • “I’m thankful for my home and my family.” — Aaron, age 10
  • “I’m thankful to Jesus that He loves me.” — Caitlyn, age 12
  • “I’m thankful I have enough food to eat and that I’m not in an orphanage. I’m also thankful God gave me a good family.” — Jamie, age 8
  • “I’m thankful that I have new kittens at my house. I really like it when they let me pet them and pick them up and show them to my mommy.” 
— Emily, age 3
  • “I’m thankful for Jesus dying on the cross for our sins.” 
— Katie, age 7
  • “I’m thankful for God, because I love God!” — Eddie, age 5
  • “I’m really thankful to God for my family because we have a lot of fun together. Oh, and I’m thankful all our cows have about had their babies.” 
— Kale, age 7
  • “I’m really glad I have a new bike. Now I can ride everywhere!” 
— Brian, age 8
  • “I’m thankful for my family because they are very special to me, and we have a lot of fun together.” 
— Kylee, age 10
  • “I’m thankful that when my daddy got sick, the rest of our family didn’t get sick. I’m especially glad my baby sister didn’t get sick!” — Josie, age 7
  • “I’m thankful that my daddy will come home soon. I miss him when he’s gone.” — Anna, age 10
  • “I’m thankful that my daddy has a new job. He’s more happy now.” 
— Bryce, age 4
  • “I’m thankful for my new computer so I can write and publish my own stories. I’m also thankful for all the animals and people on our farm. It’s so much fun!” 
— Jeanna, age 10
  • “I’m glad my grandpa has a tractor and a horse so I can ride with him.” 
— Alan, age 4
  • “I’m thankful I can read the Bible. I read a story about people who didn’t even have Bibles and it made me sad.” — Clayton, age 11
  • “I’m thankful for my dog. She is my best friend and I like to sleep with her.” — Ryann, age 9
  • “I’m thankful I have a new baby brother. He is really tired a lot, but I love him.” — Joshua, age 5
  • “I’m thankful for our new house.”  — Jack, age 6

Jolene Evans and her husband, Jim, spend their time finding new reasons to be thankful. They serve the Lord and homeschool their three daughters on their farm in rural Northwest Oklahoma.

What are you thankful for this Thanksgiving Day?

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