It's easy to give thanks when you're on the mountaintop.
No, life isn't perfect.
But, it's pretty great right now.
Last Sunday, my daughter and grandkids arrived home from Ghana.
Today, youngest daughter arrived home from Missouri.
All three of my daughters and all four of my grandbabies are near, and nothing makes this mama/nana happier!
It's not always this easy to give thanks.
Some weeks I've found it hard to post my weekly gratitude list because of the valley I've found myself in.
It could be adverse outward circumstances or inner struggles that make thanks giving a challenge.
Regardless, for three years next month, I've counted my blessings in the good times and in the bad.
Because God really is good…
ALL the time.
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 in green-
-my only grandson's brownish-green hazel eyes
-green is little blondie's favorite color
-yummy Asian chicken salad eaten out on the patio on a hot summer evening
a gift in a ring-
-tiny toe ring
a gift in a curve-
-the curve of wave on shore
a gift in a sphere-
3 gifts ugly beautiful-
-sand covered kiddos
-chocolate ice cream messy faced three year old granddaughter
3 gifts family-
-going to the beach with my daughter and three oldest grandkiddos
-the Hubs encouraging us to go, even though he had to stay home and work
-Papa laughing with youngest granddaughter
3 gifts in the morning-
-windows and doors open to let in the cool morning air
-my grandson climbing up into the bed beside me
-COFFEE, of course! :)
a gift red-
-inside a fresh plum
a gift read-
a gift written-
-the first page in a brand new journal
3 gifts in church-
-voices raised together in songs of praise and worship
-the congregation giving my daughter a "homecoming from Ghana" standing ovation
-giving and receiving a hug, being a listening ear, praying with others