Several years ago I began a gratitude page here and began counting all the ways God blesses. Somehow I was privileged to come across Ann Voskamp’s blog and her encouragement to list the gifts extended from the Father’s hand. I posted here a celebration the day I reached 1000 gifts.
I look back over the gratitude pages, read the list of blessings, open a small journal and begin to handwrite them. Some of the memories make me smile, some make me weep, some remind me how quickly my life is flowing. I write the first 200 in the journal. I hope to have them all compiled in one place, maybe two, by the end of the year.
I open another journal and again renew the commitment to count. To acknowledge God in the daily moments and give thanks for each one, whether they be joy or trial. Ann issues a challenge – a Joy Dare – and I just keep walking down this path adding to the list.
"Sometimes life isn't good, but we can always choose to be Godly" ~ Sunday sermon
yellow tulips at Wal-Mart - Princess daughter finds one "that looks happy",
- 12. Something above you, something below you, something beside you:
Dear friend's gift of a child - they found out Christmas morning,
hugs from women in ladies Bible study after I spent Wed. in nursery
rain on roof (before chasing horses)
death gives more focused perspective - who is my center