I recently read the book "one thousand gifts, A dare to LIVE FULLY" by Ann Voskamp. I had the opportunity, this summer, to read this in a book study with 2 other women who I appreciate dearly. I could not believe how excited I was about a book. I could not believe how much a book was changing the way I looked at my day and moments in my life. I began my list and although it was not a discipline that caught on quickly it was one that I began to enjoy.
Over 3 months ago we finished our book and I'm still thinking about things I read in this book, I still think about the gifts God gives me on a daily bases. The bad news is I have stopped writing them down in my book. This was something I did not want to stop doing. I wanted to slow my life down and look at things from a different perspective....His prospective.
My goal is to begin my list again, or better yet continue my list of things I thankful for.
#1 A life changing book
#2 young boy who is active and loves to play
#3 a boy who loves his friends
#4 A little girls wild hair
#5 time away(Pagosa Springs)
#6 friendships that make me laugh
#7 that D went to the doctor and did not have a sinus infection
#8 cuddling with my little girl early in the morning
#9 fresh banana bread
#10 princess kitchens and friends who bought it for my little girl
# 11 pirate ships and the adventures they bring
I have a great life and God has blessed me abundantly. I want to remember daily to stop and thank Him for those things.
Have you read Ann's book? Have you ever counted gifts.? Start or restart count with me today. I would love to hear about things you're writing down and how you're seeing God in your life.