God created us to be social beings. Even Adam, who was in a sinless state before the Fall, desired the company of another. Not to mention that Jesus collected 12 men around him to be His companions -- to walk with, to pray with, and to offer support and encouragement to one another.
I suppose it should be no surprise then, to discover that doing - anything - is always so much more fun when you are doing it with someone else! I've had more than one opportunity to bare witness to this fact in the past week or so.
Last Friday, a mom's group that I have just recently started going to with a friend, did a "Thanksgiving Craft" together. It was a pumpkin centerpiece. I really enjoyed doing this and even though Thanksgiving is over, you may still like to carve out a pumpkin and make your own Autumn Arrangement.
If you don't think you are gifted in the art of arranging, guess what?...I didn't either!! But yet, I still feel happy with how mine turned out. Remember that it doesn't need to look perfect! Your family will enjoy the effort that you have put into it to make your home feel festive and colourful!
I draw my next example from the visit of my Parents which took place just after Thanksgiving. Together we were able to pickle 10 lbs of beets, a triple batch of Salsa, and cut up over 30 cups of green/orange peppers for the freezer! I was so blessed by their help and it made the job that I was (ashamedly) dreading, an enjoyable experience. (I think this is the first time I have ever done preserving with my folks!) Maybe this is the beginning of a new tradition?? ;-)
|Me with all of the Salsa Ingredients!|
|The finished product! :-)|