It's been a busy, rich, sweet and full week. I've written twenty five things in my journal this week to give thanks for. I imagine there's hundreds, if not more than that, things I've not noticed, not taken time to write down. I'm not sure I've ever noticed or written down something microscopic, but I believe Ann's point is that we need to pay more attention to the little things. To notice God's gifts, big and small, is my desire, to give Him the thanks and praise He deserves is my goal.
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 journal.
(and capturing some of my blessings via my camera or iPhone)
-a copper pot
-a new plant set inside a peanut can
-8 rose blooms on the rose bush my friend gave me
-a Monday evening at home with my husband
-devotions and a walk/run before my granddaughter came over for Tuesday "Nana school"
-talking about Jesus answering prayer after reading about George Mueller
-baking cinnamon rolls together
-laughter over the funny Greek names in her history book
-this beautiful day
-our youngest grandson's second birthday!
-him running all over Dizzy Castle indoor playground
like one of the big kids with his cousins instead of staying in the toddler area
-birthday dinner with the family
-our oldest grandson's twelfth birthday
-a quiet afternoon after a lot of busyness
-God is working and answering prayers
-grandparent's day at my two oldest grandkids' school
-driving to the beach for the afternoon once the festivities were over
-my hub's singing along to worship music as we drive
-God's encouragement as I walk/run and pray
-an unexpected invitation from my friend
-a sweet end of the day with my husband
-an encouraging word
-an wonderful "Vision Conversation" lunch
-a long phone conversation with my out of town friend