Sunday, March 13, 2011

My 1000th thanks!!!

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I reached number 1000 in my gratitude journal this week!

I will, of course, keep counting.

I will keep looking for the love notes that He leaves all around for me to find, right here in my real life.

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My continuing gratitude list " #985-#1003

-cinnamon rolls from my sis-in-law

-my new gauzy skirt with my favorite boots

-God’s dealings in my own heart

-sunny morning

-phone chat with my oldest brother

-baby granddaughter sleepover.. her bathed and in her pjs, snuggling in bed with us watching Despicable Me

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-dancing to Fernando Ortega’s Sing to the Living God with same baby granddaughter

-playing pretend

-an afternoon antiquing with my friend

-the smell of coffee brewing in the morning

-precious time with God in our church’s prayer room

-Hubs able to fix our washer

-baby granddaughter and I skyping with far away daughter and oldest granddaughter and only grandson

-phone call with my sister

-a hurting family’s little girl received a “cancer-free” report!

**NUMBER 1000**-all missionaries and military personnel in Japan related to people in our church were unharmed

(praying for the many, many, many who have suffered such loss…)

-wonderful date day with the Hubs

-a rainy Saturday morning home alone, cleaning and puttering around the house, worship music playing…suddenly I realize that the heaviness since Mama’s death has lifted and I am feeling His Presence and joy!

-a great Sunday with our church family

Gratefully yours,

Elizabeth

17 comments:

  1. Oh, my friend, my heart is thrilled - and my tears flow. I have prayed that your heart would find joy again!
    ~Adrienne~

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  2. I give thanks for your blog, and reminding us to give thanks. I also give thanks that the joy is returning.

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  3. Celebrating with you that you passed the 1000 mark and have kept right on praising! I had several relatable "AMEN" moments reading this.

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  4. Big and small, all of our blessings are amazing, and our Lord graciously gives us so many...
    I'm not sure I realized how many until I started counting them...wonderful you made it to 1000!

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  5. a tender . simply lovely last few entries of gratitude .. blessing this day ..

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  6. Thanks Elizabeth for inspiring me to journal my many blessings!! Thanking God for His Spirit is as soothing medicine replacing our mourning with His Joy!!!

    Have a blessed day!!
    Sharon :)

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  7. i thank you so much for your blog and your willingness to share your joy. so glad that He is blessing your heart with healing joy.
    lisa

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  8. Visiting from A Holy Experience ... congratulations on #1000! And ... grandchildren are the greatest, aren't they? Sweet photo of your little granddaughter ...

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  9. I am so glad that we can come together and share what GOD is blessings us with and that we are thanking GOD for each blessing

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  10. How wonderful to reach 1000 and beyond! What a sweet photo... and dancing with her... aww! I have wonderful memories of dancing with my grandparents!

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  11. 1000! How wonderful! Thank you for sharing your heart today.

    Your photos are beautiful! :)

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  12. I felt your joy as your reached #1000!!!! I have a long way to go, but I'm sooooo going there! And your mention of love notes. I just loved that! To think that they are all over the place --- all we have to do is look! Thank you for that!

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  13. 1000! Congratulations, Elizabeth! Glad you will keep counting. I love your beautiful words and photos. I'm thankful you are feeling some of the heaviness lifting. I feel it too, even though it does return from time to time, but never in quite the same dosage.

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  14. Wow congratulations! Lovely.

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  15. Sweet words, encouragement, and photos ... it just feels so peaceful over here!
    Caring through Christ, ~ linda

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  16. It's wonderful to count our blessings! I have a running count in my journal. Patsy

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