I'm starting a new Gratitude series this weekend.
3 -5 Gratitudes from the week
1 verse / quote
I want you to know that I name gratitudes not to make you think I have a perfect life, because I don't. I don't name to make you (or me) think I am a spiritual giant, because I'm not. I became aware of counting and naming blessings Thanksgiving week in the year 2010, before I ever heard of Ann Voskamp's book, One Thousand Gifts. While planning a family vacation in the mountains to celebrate my birthday and Thanksgiving, I requested that every family member make a list of 100 things that they were thankful for to be read at the dinner table. While making my list, I felt overwhelmed, I could not stop with just 100! My list was never ending. It blessed me and made me aware of all I have to be thankful for that goes overlooked. I name simply because it helps keep me focused. It keeps me sane. Blogging it makes me accountable. I share it with you simply to encourage you to look around and be aware of your own blessings in day to day life.
- Honey to sweeten the way; kind words of grace
- Family compliments of meals prepared with them in mind
- Singing hymns with 2nd graders on Wednesday nights
- A good bye kiss from adult sons
"Pleasant words are as an honeycomb, sweet to the soul, and health to the bones."
C.S. Lewis said to a man looking for the fullest life:
"If you think of this world as a place intended simply for our happiness, you find it quite intolerable: think of it as a place of training and correction and it's not so bad."
Linking up with Gratitude Sunday