The Palmetto Tree- just the beginning of "T"hankful

I"Deer" Explorer Friends,

I hope everyone had a very special Thanksgiving Day! I enjoyed another beautiful day being creative and exploring on my South Carolina barrier island home.  As you may remember from the story, Mischievous Mimi Explores Seabrook Islandthe Palmetto tree is the South Carolina State tree.  I just love how the trees stand so tall and then blossom at the top.  They remind me of the letter "T" which as you know is the first letter of the word, thankful.  Do you ever look up into the clouds, out into the woods, or over the water and notice shapes or letters?  It is a game that my island friends play with me. 

We decided to spell T-H-A-N-K-F-U-L yesterday since it was Thanksgiving Day. We found all of our letters out in nature from patterns on the shells to the shape of a wave in the ocean, we did it!  More than finding the letters, we thought about all of the blessings that God has created here on our Earth.  God created all of the beauty in nature, he gave us minds to imagine, and family and friends to share these blessings. 

Even though Thanksgiving is over, let's keep the feeling of gratitude and thanks blossoming.  Share a smile with someone, notice the sky even if it is gray, and feel the warmth of the sun shining down on you! These are simple ways to show God that we are grateful for all that he has created.  

I am grateful to be growing and learning too!  Can you believe I know the alphabet now?

Your "Deer" Friend,