Sunday, November 8, 2015

Six years later I'm still counting...


Tomorrow is the sixth anniversary of the day I started my very first gratitude journal.
It has been life changing for me.
It hasn't changed my outward circumstances,
but it has changed the way I see my circumstances.
I see God's hand in my everyday, His goodness even on the no good, very bad, horrible ones.
Thanksgiving is not just a day in November, it's a habit worth developing.

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Since 2009 I've been counting my blessings thanks to the prompting of Ann Voskamp.
 I continue to count my thanks
piling up gratitude day by day
in my little green journal.
(and capturing some of my blessings via my camera or iPhone)

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11-2-15-
-a girl day with my friend
-some more progress on the house renovation
-tacos at my daughter's house
-texts asking for prayer

11-3-15-
-catching up on my Bible reading
-sun shining by the time I went on my walk
-my friend from Nebraska calling me and praying with me

11-4-15-
-being able to borrow a truck to pick up the floor molding
-the molding costing less than I thought it would
-God's love even when I'm not lovable

11-5-15-
-the flooring installation getting started
-homemade chili and cornbread shared with friends
-praising God aloud 'til the heaviness lifts

11-6-15-
-the floor molding going up in the dining room so I can picture what the finished project is going to look like
-going to the Peanuts movie with the two youngest granddaughters, their mama and daddy
 and our youngest daughter, too
-some warm, new slippers from my husband

11-7-15-
-writing scriptures on the subfloor
-encouragement and conviction from 1 Peter
-an old brown transferware plate
-a phone call from my oldest brother
-cozy candlelight on a rainy Saturday evening
11-8-15-
-joy and freedom in worship
-God's Word that convicts, challenges, encourages and heals
-dinner at our daughter's with my son-in-law's family that is here visiting from South Carolina

gratefully yours,

13 comments:

  1. You amaze me. Such an inspiration.

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    1. Thanks, Barbie. Anyone can do this, there's nothing about me you should be amazed about! :)

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  2. Six years! Amazing. Isn't God amazing?

    I hope there is sunshine there for your friends from SC!

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    1. it was cold and rainy much of their visit, but they still enjoyed the visit.

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  3. You are such an inspiration! Thank you for always "looking to the Sunnyside of life!"
    Your new home is looking amazing. I love the new floors!
    Miss you and Pastor!!

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  4. What an inspiration you are, Elizabeth! And such a testimony to the power of gratitude. Love everything about this post, but most especially the verses you write on the subfloor. How wonderful that they will always remain, *undergirding* the rooms of your home with His Word!

    GOD BLESS!

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    1. Thank you so much, Sharon. You bless me!

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  5. Love these words you shared...Thanksgiving is not just a day in November, it's a habit worth developing. Words that I want to live by every single day!

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  6. This post is just beautiful! So grateful you shared your gratitude as you spoke deeply into my heart something which I needed this morning. Blessings to you!

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    1. It blesses me that my post helped you in some way!

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  7. I adore that I happen to be one of your blessings. You are certainly a great gift to me. I'm still praying for you.

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