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.
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)
-a girl day with my friend
-some more progress on the house renovation
-tacos at my daughter's house
-texts asking for prayer
-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
-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
-the flooring installation getting started
-homemade chili and cornbread shared with friends
-praising God aloud 'til the heaviness lifts
-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
-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
-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