Kids are Thankful for the Darnedest Things

As Thanksgiving quickly approaches I am reminded of all that I have to be thankful for: God, family, friends, a home, food on the table, and a plethora of other things.

My heart is so full of gratitude.


I considered writing about all the things I am thankful for, but decided that there is another group of people who have a different and maybe more pure aspect on thankfulness. Our children. Their innocent eyes can see different things to be thankful for, and I find it fascinating. So I asked my friends on Facebook to share what their kids (under age 10) are thankful for and here is what they said:


Brynn, three years – Invisible things (she gave the example of invisible glasses aka contact lenses)

Emma Grace, four years – Everything and trees because without trees we wouldn’t be able to breathe

Neala, four years – My family

Penelope, fifteen months – Mama

Kelci, four years – Turkey

Travis, ten years – Family and food

Wyatt, eight years – To spend time with his other family (his grandparents) this Thanksgiving

Kinzee, four years – Mommy

Keegan, one and a half years – Yes! (I like to this means he is thankful for everything)

Bailee, nine years – “I am thankful for my whole family, for being there whenever or get hurt or just whenever.”

Lilly, eight years – “Family of course mom! And second food and clothes.”

Abram, three years – “I am thankful for Mommy and Abram. Soccer balls to kick. Paint and sticker pictures. Footballs.”

Ella, six years – Pets, family, friends, food, things you have, popcorn, snacks, sisters, parents.

Emme Grace, two and a half years – Baby Brother

Jillyn, nine years – “I’m thankful for having a family, a house, a good school, and friends”

Ayden, five years – My dog

Aiden, three years – Toys

Claire, three years – Christmas tree

Madelynn, four years – cousin Lily


From big to small kids are thankful for all kinds of things and I think it’s a good reminder for all of us to be thankful for every blessing in our life.


Have a wonderful Thanksgiving!

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