Today I, once again, join many who, inspired by Ann Voskamp’s book One Thousand Gifts, count those daily things that we pause to be thankful for. This practice has changed me. Finding ways to be thankful among the daily, among the mundane, among the extraordinary, even through the dark times, can’t help but change a person’s heart and mind. I offer these moments to the Lord and thank Him for bringing the book across my path and for changing and softening my heart over the last handful of years. Starting at number one and daily moving closer to 1000.
It has been too long since I have added to this list. I have found gratitude in my days, but have neglected writing them down faithfully. Today I begin again. The writing and recording is needed to remember correctly…to remember that He is indeed faithful.
69. Clean laundry (the pickings in the drawers had gotten pretty slim :))
70. Puzzles both for the one who has done them for years and the one who just learned.
71. Creative ways to make learning a little more interesting.
72. A blond-haired coffee-maker.
73. The diligence of a six-year-old.
74. A bag of sweet clementines without a single seed.
75. Perseverance paying off (for both of us).
76. A love of Legos from her big brother. They keep her out of trouble during school, which is always something to be thankful for!
77. The smiles that an outfit picked out by a three-year-old bring.
79. Neat buildings nearby
80. Mild winters
81. Reminder of the fact that although many trees fell in October, none did any major damage.
82. Afternoon walks
85. A photo captured as she sat with her legs crossed in a way that brought a smile to my face.
86. A brother excited for his sister’s accomplishment and a willingness to spend an afternoon making sure she had help when she needed it.
87. Friends that are like family.