I long to live a life that is simple and full of joy.
I am a list maker by nature. I have lists for everything I can think of. Kids activities, school schedules, budgets, groceries, and everything in between. List making is my way of freeing my mind. Somehow, when things are written down, then I feel better.
Today I stumbled upon a fellow blog, where I learned of another kind of list.
A list that could truly change my life.
A list to serve as a constant reminder of graces given to me.
A list that could be added to over months and even years.
A list to look back on and see how God has provided time and time again.
After reading about this kind of unique list-making, I knew I needed to try this new habit in my life. Today I am starting my One Thousand Gifts journey. I am excited to see what changes this will bring to my life.
I am inviting you along in my journey as I look at life from a positive perspective. I anticipate that this will effect my heart in ways I never imagined. Each Monday I will be posting here, a list of blessings that I am grateful for, and in doing so I hope it will be an encouragement to you as well. You never know... you just might want to start your own list.
I am thankful for...
#1 A family that blesses my life every day.
#2 Fresh inspiration when I need it most.
#3 My humble home that serves as a refuge in the midst of chaos.
#4 The Bible that is the blueprint for my life.
#5 A husband who loves God.
#6 My precious child, who spontaneously says "I Love You Mommy"!
#7 For the ever changing seasons that keep life interesting.
#8 For an encouraging word from a friend yesterday.
#9 Cool crisp autumn air and changing leaves.
#10 Cozy warm wool socks.
#11 Love that knows no bounds.
#12 Tears that bring healing.
#13 Birthday blessings.
#14 Meaningful conversations that fill my heart with joy.
#15 Coffee time and good chat with a friend.
#16 The song in my heart that seems to bring a melody when I need it most.
#17 Red crisp apples and autumn pears.
#18 Provision at just the right time.
#19 Hope for the future.
#20 Peace that passes all understanding.