Monday, January 27, 2020

Weekly Gratitude Journal

Sometimes, even with our blessings staring us right in our face, we can forget to be give thanks to God. My heart's desire is to live a life of gratitude, to have a thankful heart and to express to God my thanksgiving. Even with the daily discipline of keeping a gratitude journal, I have to be aware of how easy it is to write things down without truly thanking God. I am a continual work in progress in this area. 
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)

-relistening to Sunday's messages from our church and listening to our son-in-law's message on my walk
-my friend from Missouri calling me
-a quiet MLK day after a busy weekend

-my nephew's support and encouragement in our lives and church
-finding a clearance sale Radio Flyer car for our granddaughter's first birthday
-notes of encouragement in the mail
-our small group

-morning coffee made for me by my guy
-spending the afternoon together since we don't get Friday off this week
-seeing green leaves forming on the trees and the neighbor's forsythia in bloom
-ten year old granddaughter so proud-she made cupcakes from scratch all by herself

-morning birdsong
-a new journal
-a good visit with a friend from church

-no tears from youngest granddaughter when she spent her first night away from mama
-a fun evening with the two youngest grands
-they both went to bed without tears!

--youngest granddaughter's snuggles
-youngest grandson's funny sense of humor
-a much needed day without rain
-a new Bible

-a bouquet of forsythia branches
-baby dedications
-a "new" reclaimed wood bench  made for me by my son-in-law

still following,

1 comment:

  1. Your thankful post, always cause me to pause and give thanks, thank you for sharing.


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