In it, Lucy is feeling mighty glum. Right from the beginning, from the opening frame, it becomes clear to the reader that Lucy is having a very bad day. She is fed up and frustrated with her life, telling her little brother that it's a complete drag. "I've never felt so low in my life," she claims.
Linus, out of concern for her, tries to help her through her woes. He offers a simple but poignant solution: Count your blessings.
"Ha! That's a good one," Lucy replies. "I could count my blessings on one finger! I've never had anything, and I never will have anything! And you talk about counting blessings! You talk about being thankful! What do I have to be thankful for?"
Linus looks at her and says, "Well, for one thing, you have a little brother who loves you..."
And in the next frame we see Lucy bawling her eyes out on Linus's shoulder as she hugs him! It's the sweetest thing with a powerful message.
It's November! A time for giving thanks, a season for counting our blessings and for letting our gratitude for them fill our hearts. Looking for a way to teach your children this important principle this month? Snag my free printable and create a "Gratitude Tree" as a family!
And when I count MY blessings, I'll remember YOU. Thanks for the love!