Sunday, October 31, 2021

Weekly Gratitude Journal

Can you believe that I passed the fifteen thousand mark in my gratitude journal?!  I've been keeping a gratitude journal since the fall of 2009, so that means in the past twelve years I've taken note of fifteen thousand things that I am thankful for and I've written them down. Through life's best days and even on life's worst days, I've found that it's completely true-God is always faithful and there is always something to be thankful for! (And yes, once again life got busy and so here's two weeks worth of 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)

Thank You, God for-
-reminding me of Your promises
-living where there are vibrant autumn colors
-heart talks with my girls

-a meeting that went well
-a fun afternoon with four of the grands

-enjoying winding down at the end of the day with my husband

-homemade soup simmering on the stove
-a beautiful time of conversation and prayer with a friend
-prayer support

-Bible verses and conversation via text with my visionary leadership team
-God's gentle correction
-repentance and forgiveness

-Friday date day with my guy
-God's help to say no!
-Christmas movies!

-a grandkid sleepover!
-the silly "Froggie" book that the grandkids love
-Papa buying the old Pippi Longstockings movie for us to watch and the littles loving it

-answers to prayer
-new mercies every day
-a beautiful time of worship together
-lunch with family

-my oldest granddaughter preaching truth to me over the phone
-baking bread
-Your word that builds, sustains and transforms me
-a beautiful time at Growth Group

-coffee and YourWord
-a friend to talk to and pray with
-my husband buying my daughter and I concert tickets

-sleeping in after a restless night
-a heart talk with my sister
-and always being able to talk to Jesus about everything!
-my oldest grandson unexpectedly did have to have surgery on his broken leg,
 but the surgery went well

-God reminding me of truths I know but need to re-focus on
-a little forest of wooden trees just waiting for the Christmas season

-Songs from the River Volume 5 by Ruth Fazel playing while I work

-breakfast, planning, laughter, tears and prayer with my visionary leadership team
-a sunny autumn after noon for a walk to the park with two of my grands, (so much laughter today with them-thank you, Lord!)
-such a great Fall Festival tonight at our church

-today's to-do list done!
-a long heart talk with a friend
-my husband safely home from his trip

still following,



  1. I'm enjoying your gratitudes so much each time you share them. I led worship for a ladies' luncheon at our church last week. We were singing and talking about praise and thanksgiving. I shared about your gratitude journal and how many often we miss the 'little' things that add up to much thanksgiving. A few of the ladies want to begin gratitude journals. I need to pick mine up and start again! Thank you for the inspiration!


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