Monday, January 04, 2010

So much to be thankful for!

holy experience

...adding to the list is so easy and really does brighten the darkest of days

31. short visit with uncle and family
32. eldest son arriving safe and sound
33. a fun contest
34. watching youngest and oldest love one another
35. sister and husband arriving safe and sound
36. listening to oldest make sounds of enjoyment first at the smells and than at the taste of my cooking
37. listening to son and daughter play guitars and sing and praise the Lord together
38. hearing the laughter and chatter of their together time
39. watching son's friend become more comfortable with the family
40. mother, father, and "brother of the heart" arriving
41. fun times with family
42. bringing the New Year in together
43. cooking for family
44. dishwasher working!
45. son getting safely back to his present home
46. son and friend arriving safely at her house
47. good weather for everyone's travels
48. having friends to share burdens
49. praying father
50. fun loving mother
51. sister and husband getting back to their home safe and sound
52. the wonders of technology that allow me to "sit in" on a church service many miles away
53. table cloth that I like
54. sharing books with little one
55. finding out how much a cousin enjoyed her time with us
56. invitations to visit over the holidays
57. time with friends
58. listening to a sweet voice sing her own creations
59. knowing oldest daughter turns to God for comfort
60. being able to lay it all at God's feet

Ann explains The Thousand Gifts challenge - to start listing the gifts in the everyday and watch as your list grows...first to 1000...and then beyond...until it becomes an Endless Gifts Lists.  Ann says that she tries to "add to the endless list of gifts every Monday... to begin the week with a heart spilling with gratitude!" I am following her example.

1 comment:

Autumn said...

It must be list day.... Maybe I'll join in tomorrow, lol. I love reading to my kids too, and Jessica always sings her own songs: it's adorable and something she has been doing since she first learned she had a voice (she's 7 years old now). She hums when she's not singing and she's normally singing all the time. (No really she hums when she pees, she sings in the shower, the hums herself to sleep, she sings songs to help herself with homework.... alllllll day long. Her teacher emailed me about it at the beginning of the school year and told me she thought it was adorable but encouraged her to sing to herself when they are taking
Love the list, keep it going, save it in a word document or something so that when depression knocks at your door you can pull it out and remember that you have way more to be happy for!!