Can I Dare You?
For the past two years I have counted the gifts of God in my Gratitude Journal. This year I have decided to join the Joy Dare of Ann Voskamp’s. It is a little different. She gives 3 specific things to look for each day. I found this much harder and more focused. But I am beginning to enjoy it. It is like a treasure hunt or scavenger hunt. And sometimes I feel giddy when I see the gift. Take a look and you will see a difference this week.
If we count 3 things a day for 365 days – we hit over 1000. That’s my aim. I already started into over 2000 last week but I am starting anew – in a new book. Maybe I will eventually paint something on it. But I have to get organized and find the time.
Here I go:
3 Gifts heard
The phone: ringing at 8:45 am, a friend inviting fellowship in the afternoon. And 5 minutes later my youngest calling to tell me our grandbaby is crawling.
Quiet: as I took time to read and rest trying to fight a cold
Grace: As I said grace tonight at dinner I said thank you to God for a glorious day.
A Gift Outside, Inside, On a Plate
Outside: We walked around the lake – beautiful, cool but sunny
Inside: Quiet so I could write. My hubby went to the woodshop.
On a plate: A delicious lunch of left-overs – chicken with vegetables
Three Graces Overheard
1. Singing Happy Birthday on the phone to our daughter – we are so melodic
3. Grace for supper – I heard myself and really listened to the words I said.
A Gift old, new, and blue
Old: Granddaughter’s Christmas present from last year. At school they have a little shopping mall where they can pick out gifts for family. She goes with her money and buys amazing gifts. She is 5.
New: Two Granddaughters’ Christmas presents this year.
Blue: Epsom Salts for my bath – I am still fighting this bug.
Something you’re reading, making, seeing
Reading: Divergent – I really liked this book. I found myself thinking of the types of people that we are and how we need to accept everyone even if they are different from us. A very strange but interesting story. I am now going to read the sequel.
Making: A mess – Because of all the things I am involved in, my desk is a mess once again. I keep saying I will clean it but get into something else.
Seeing: Snowball – She had a grooming the other day. She sat up so cute for the picture.
One thing in your bag, your fridge, your heart
Bag: My tap shoes. I love to tap dance and missed it once this week as I was sick.
My Fridge: A roast of beef for tonight’s dinner. Delicious (we don’t eat beef often).
My Heart: My youngest granddaughter (5) scored 2 goals today playing hockey on the full ice rink. Yahoo!!
Now wouldn’t you like to join me. Just pop a few things of gratitude in the comments with a link to your blog. Or think of other things to be grateful for. Let’s start a revolution of gratefulness.
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