Monday, January 17, 2011

One Thousand Gifts (1-9)

I have been reading A Holy Experience, Ann Voskamp's blog, for a few months. Ann began a Gratitude Community back in June of 2003. Every Monday, Ann adds to her list of One Thousand Gifts and today I'm beginning my list thanking God for the blessings He's gifted me.

I've come to realize that when I focus on the blessings in my life, I am much happier overall. I am more attuned to God's presence (and presents). Please give it a try and discover if it changes your outlook on life too.

I have been struggling lately with the bitter cold which seems to have taken permanent residence in my area of Pennsylvania. It is freezing: morning, noon, and night. I'm not a coffee drinker but am thinking of taking it up just so I can stick my hands and feet into the warmth. Ha!

#1 - #9 on my list of One Thousand Gifts:

1. a new tradition, recognizing and thanking God for His blessings

2. the new year and the possibilities/opportunities ahead

3. receiving my first paycheck in over two years

4. Wonderful Husband who used the snowblower to clear the driveway

5. bunny tracks in the snow

6. a new treadmill which I laughingly call my best friend

7. New England Clam Chowder that warms me from the inside out

8. reading The One Year Chronological Bible

9. a beautiful ending to a snowy day

Turn on your speakers. Read, enjoy, and thank God for His blessings.
You can learn more about the Gratitude Community here.

1 comment:

  1. Hi Cindy,
    Thanks for visiting my blog... I'm glad to discover yours! Bunny tracks in the snow make me happy too - I found some earlier this week as well... :o) Enjoy your journey on the 1000 gifts challenge.... it's a great exercise. Blessings from TN...


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