Wednesday, September 28, 2011

To Give thanks...

Well, it's been a month since I've "blogged", but that's ok.  Over the past month, I've been relearning things that I thought I had learned last year.  This past January, I read one of the most life changing books I've ever read called One Thousand Gifts of Thanks by Ann Voskamp.  I had already been following her blog,, and had been challenged to keep a journal simply listing things that I am thankful for... nothing profound, somethings even a little on the messy side.  But since May of 2010, I've slowly been making my list.

1. my Lord and Saviour, Jesus Christ
2.  my wonderful husband
3.  my three precious girls
60.  sourdough bread
61.  teething tablets
62.  pacifiers
116.  fruit puffs on the floor
117.  little hands rubbing my face
118.  ice storm to keep us home
612.  cloth diapers drying in the wind
613.  delivering goods to those in need
614.  paying for lost library books
615.  fresh picked strawberries & icecream
827.  my kitchen sink
828.  cool mornings to jog
829.  listening to my oldest read
999.  a day at home
1000.  no tears at ballet class

I have tried to journal since middle school with little success since my middle school days.  But this has been a journal of sorts that I pray will never stop.  It doesn't have to be daily, but with each number listed, it causes me to want to write more, to give more thanks...  I am so very blessed!!  Not because of anything I have done or will do, but because He has given me life, more abundant!

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