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Monday, September 21, 2009

Gratitude

I was just at Angela's blog reading her list of things she is thankful for. Then i clicked on the button that was at the top of her post and it took me to the blog Holy Experience.

holy experience


She is specifically looking for and keeping a list of all the blessings in her life. She says in this post "A List of a Thousand Things, beginning with #1. I am daily jotting down items on my Thousand Gifts List, working, one-by-one, up to a thousand gifts. Not of gifts I want. But of gifts I have. As the moments slip down the hour glass of time, I am scratching down the gifts---just as they happen, as they arrive, as they are unwrapped---that He has given that make my life grace, the daily graces that He gives in an infinite number of ways, that stir me.

I am seeing things I have never seen before, atuned and aware of this constant, endless stream of gifts from His hand. I am one waking from slumber....from the stupor of indifference and ignorance. I have sight, fresh and keen---the world is new and full of His gifts."

Instead of focusing on the negative I think we all need to open our eyes and thank God for the good things He's put in our lives.

So i'm starting my own list of things i'm grateful for. Want to join me?


Let's get started. In no particular order...

1 ♥ Smiles on my children's faces
2 ♥ Home
3 ♥ A hard working husband
4 ♥ Play-Doh =) Great for rainy days like today!
5 ♥ My family
6 ♥ Snuggles
7 ♥ The chance to be home with my boys
8 ♥ My friends
9 ♥ Elijah's singing
10 ♥ teething babies

6 comments:

Angela said...

Melissa,
So glad you've joined the Gratitude Community. Ann's blog is always a peaceful sanctuary. She inspires me too.

And I love your gift list! :)

Mrs.Rabe said...

Love that blog!

I may have to start a list too!

Randi Troxell said...

this is awesome... and great list too!

TanyaLea said...

What a great idea. It's so important that we reflect on the blessing we DO have, rather than always dwelling on what we don't. It is in that place of greatfulness and seeking God's face that we can become "...perfect and entire, wanting nothing." Oh, what a wonderful place to be, in faith and in our Lord!! <><

Crystal said...

Good list <3 You have inspired me! I'm heading over to my blog now...

karim said...

An insightfull post. Will definitely help.

Thanks,
Karim - Mind Power