Monday, February 3, 2020

Weekly Gratitude Post

Our sweet youngest granddaughter had her first birthday this week! It seems like just yesterday that she was born. Life zooms by! One of the benefits of keeping a gratitude journal besides the primary benefit of developing an attitude of gratitude and thanksgiving is that you can look back and read glimpses of years past and remember all of God's blessings. 
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)

#12,934-#12, 956

-youngest granddaughter's first birthday

-all of the grandkids together to celebrate
-an answer to prayer

-a really good night's sleep
-a visit and prayer time with a friend
-milk and cookies after school with three of the grands

-praying with oldest granddaughter before her job interview
-middle grandson spending the morning with us
-the forsythia branches on my table in full bloom
-spending the evening "getting to know" my new Bible

-no rain today! WooHoo!
-a fresh haircut and some new shampoo that I love
-seeing God at work in someone we've been praying for

-our granddaughter got the job!
-Friday date day
-a slow, lazy morning
-a yummy dinner together at one of our favorite spots

-It's February!
-a great time of prayer with our leader's wives
-a break in the rain for a walk

-such a powerful message at church today
-lunch and a good visit with our longtime friends
-five year old grandson lifting his hands in worship at church this morning

still following,


  1. Happy Birthday to your littlest one! What a precious face!!

    1. I think so, too! I love her so much my heart could burst!

  2. Hi - happy Wednesday! I found your blog by way of Denise Hughes today. What an encouraging post...I love this idea of a gratitude journal - and almost 13,000 entries! WOW

    That youngest grand is such a cutie patootie!!

    1. I’m so happy that you “found me” through Denise’s blog! What an honor!


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