When Rocky heads to Africa on one of her charitable journeys, she is gone for several weeks. So, part of her ritual with the kids is that she leaves note all over the walls of the house saying, “I love you.’ She leaves notes with dates on them that are to be read at specific times. They hold clues to hidden treasures. And she leaves behind a “thank you for” for each day she is gone.
We each take turns picking the thank you fors out of the bucket and reading it during her turn at dinner. Thank you fors are a ritual here in the Turner house. We each say what we’re thankful for as we eat our dinner.
Tonight, it was my turn to pick one out of the jar. As fate would have it, this was the one I got to read. I’m thankful for the laughter that ensued.