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The Thankful Tree

Posted Date: 11/17/2021

The Thankful Tree

After the long COVID lockdown, folks have gotten into a routine of doing the same thing every day. One student pointed this out so clearly. "Everyone jumps from Halloween to Christmas and all they think is 'give me, give me.' Why don't we do Thanksgiving anymore? We must be Thankful too!"



These words rang through the school as we all stopped to think....He was right. Adrian Lowther set in motion a revived sense of Fall. Thanksgiving, it's not just about Mom's great cooking or Granny's homemade pies, it's about being thankful. This year Forestburg School put up a thankful tree and challenged all students and staff to come up with what they are thankful for. Some said "Family because they love me so much," "Our Health and Tacos!" And "Being alive, going to FISD and being a Christian."  Overall they're, just thankful to have their friends and family back. "We chose handprints to make each 'leaf' personal and to remember it is in our hands to give thanks this year," one staff member states. The tree (pictured) quickly filled with thanks given once it was put up for display. Thank you Adrian for reminding us to step back from the 'give me' attitude and to remember to 'give thanks.' Within a matter of 2 days our tree was full of thanks. Thank you Staff and students for sharing your ‘thanks’ with us.

Adrian Lowther with the "Thankful Tree"

"Thankful Tree" with "hand" leaves of thankfulness.

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Forestburg ISD
16346 FM 455
Forestburg, Texas 76239

Normal Office Hours:  M-F 8am-4pm

Phone: 940.964.2323
Fax: 940-964-2531