Tuesday, February 26, 2013
In March 2011, I joined Ann Voskamp at www.aholyexperience.com in a wonderful exercise of gratitude. Ann challenged her blog readers to join her personal journey in "counting" and make note of 1,000 grace gifts from God.
What a sweet sojourn it was! I loved the adventure of looking for God's love gifts throughout my day and then writing them down, filling a journal full of thankfulness! It truly trained my eyes in seeing the big, the small, the good, and the hard ...seeing all as gifts from God's grace-filled and loving hands.
Since then I have found myself "missing" this discipline from time-to-time... so, this week, I decided to start afresh and count again! Today starts my first (second-time-through) 1,000 Gifts Thankfulness post. (I will be posting early each week from my list, so you can join me or just follow me in the adventure!)
So, here is my list thus far.
#1. Your word is a lamp unto my feet.
#2. Your love is better than life!
3. Warm blankets on a cold morning.
4. Happy boy, chatting and sharing his thoughts.
5. The faithfulness of Your love and grace.
6. Light mornings.
7. Hot coffee made for me.
8. A smile from a stranger.
9. Fun pool time---giggles and special family "date".
10. Kitchen helpers cleaning up after dinner.
11. Cool morning air on my face.
12. Kids who will still climb onto my lap and share their dreams.
13. Quiet still moments to listen for His voice.
14. Fresh mercy for today.
15. Encouraging emails that bring a smile to my heart.
16. Well written classic literature, written from your children of old.