Sunday, June 3, 2012



It’s been fun and interesting hunting for things to thank God for using Ann’s prompts,

but there are so many other things to give thanks for that I don’t want to miss noticing.

-having my youngest daughter home with us for a week

-time together at the beach


-an indoor pool so little blondie could have some fun when the beach weather was rainy


-clam chowder

-my oldest daughter and her youngest and how much they look alike


-a phone call from Ghana, and the blessing of hearing my second born’s voice and the voice of my oldest granddaughter and only grandson

-working through misunderstanding

-trying a new recipe

-pink roses


-worshipping with abandon

-having friends and family over for a backyard barbecue

So many gifts,  more than I can count.


I’ve taken the Joy Dare.

I’m counting one thousand thanks in one year.

I hunt for thanksgiving using the prompts Ann gives us each month.

If you are interested in joining in, click the link above or at the bottom of this post.

I continue to count my thanks

piling up gratitude day by day

in my little black journal…


3 gifts found in today’s work-

-washing my Hub’s clothes,

(I’m convinced he changes clothes more than any man alive, but I’m still thankful for him!)

-he cooked the breakfast and I did the dishes

-planning meals and buying groceries for youngest daughter’s visit

a gift at 8 am-

-a sunny morning

at 12 pm-

-I notice I’m gaining endurance in my running program

at 8 pm-

-being with my two little granddaughters

3 gifts blue-

-blue eyes-my Hub’s, my second born daughter’s, my two youngest granddaughter’s

-blue sky


3 gifts you gave today-

-making a favorite dish per youngest daughter’s request

-making the Hub’s favorite ginger cookies

-making granddaughter’s favorite chocolate chip ones

3 gifts orange-

-eating an orange while watching my granddaughter enjoy the pool

-orange poppies, orange roses, orange azaleas, all seen on my walk/jog around the neighborhood

-one orange one in the salt water taffy


3 gifts funny-

-the way my girls share each other’s funny sense of humor

-laughing with friends

-the way three year old granddaughter uses big words like “impressed”

3 gifts from today’s conversations-

-open hearted conversation with my youngest

-an encouraging comment from a young woman I mentored

-kisses and “I love you” from the Hubs


Gratefully yours,



  1. sounds like a great visit! lovin those pink roses in the coloured glass.

  2. I hope you are enjoying your visit with your daughter. And, congrats on the running. No wonder you look so good. :)

  3. I love the prompts of color this week.
    Your granddaughter DOES look just like her mommy! They have the same cute nose.

    I hope you are enjoying Motherhood and grandmotherhood to the uttermost.

  4. It's simply amazing how much there is to be greatful of :-)

  5. I haven't quite managed to follow the prompts, so hooray to you! (and also, I responded to your comment on my blog about pork grease...)

    1. Sounds like a place my Hubs would like to eat at Leanne!

  6. love your list...I am getting ready to go to the beach with my daughters...oldest one and new grandlove excited...blessings to you~

  7. You are truly blessed with a circle of grace in the faces around you. Lovely pictures, love the colors and hue.

  8. i always love your list of thanks and also how you go beyond the prompts...there is always so much to be thankful for, even in times of struggle!

    ps...i want to thank you for commenting on my blog however although i receive your comments to my email, they never show on my blog and i am not sure why...i just wanted you to know i appreciate your encouragement!

  9. Love your list and your pictures - especially the pink roses!


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