Giving thanks

“Saying thank you is not only good manners. It’s good spirituality.”

-Alfred Painter

I find this quote to be so true! The more gratitude you feel towards what you have in your life, big and small stuff, the more goodness you will attract. It’s exactly like saying thank you to a person for a favour or a gift. Next time that person feels more inclined to do something for you. It seams to me as the Universe works pretty much in the same way.

Saying thank you costs absolutely nothing and takes no effort so why not?

In our family we practice gratitude by each person saying three or more things they are grateful for at the dinner table. I think it is really good for kids especially to do this as human beings have a tendency to take things for granted.

So, with all this being said there is no surprise that Thanksgiving is one of my favourite holidays.

This year we celebrated with my old friend from Sweden, Annaminh, who lives Upstate New York with her husband James. It was such an extra treat to celebrate with them this year as they just had their first baby, Paloma, four weeks ago.

IMG_7128HOW cute??!!!

Margaux’s hand and Palomas foot!IMG_6820

Paloma’s crib with Annaminh’s art work over it. If you are interested in getting her artwork, which i so awesome, contact her on me@annaminh.comIMG_7143

Us two Swedish chicks managed to cook this gigantic turkey. (I had accidentally bought a turkey for 20-22 people haha. It weighed 22 pounds, approx 11 kg).IMG_7142

We did the stuffing, the gravy and the home made cranberry sauce. And it was sooo good!IMG_6826

At dinner time we went around the table said what they are grateful for and this year Paloma was at the top of everyones list!IMG_7127

This is Annaminhs and James übercool house. Also something to be grateful for!IMG_7177

Nanny Cappi!IMG_7179

Upstate there is already a lot of snow! The girls started building an igloo yesterday.IMG_7149

As I am so grateful for all you people making Bag-all possible I have a Christmas special in the web-shop. If you buy 4 or more bags we will give you a large Christmas bag for free.Screen Shot 2014-11-25 at 17.33.18

You can choose between the black and white stripes or red and white stripes. Just e-mail us at info@bag-all.com and let us know which one you want.

X-mas tower 6–pack

Christmas bags under tree Insta

My hope is that each and everyone starts the tradition of using reusable fabric giftbags instead of paper which instantly becomes garbage (not to mention all the natural resources needed to make the paper). I want you all to do it so much that I even put a video on www.bag-all.com showing how you can make the bags yourself. You can see it here: DIY

And, hey, thank you so much for reading my blog!!

xox

Jen



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