Thursday, August 29, 2013

My One Thousand Gifts


One thousand gifts. 

A dare.

A dare to live life fully.

Where you are.

Right where you are. 

I've started. 

Recording again, that is. 

I've always considered myself someone who loved to write and give thanks (not to say I was good at it . . . ). When I was little, I'd lock away and dream about being a writer. :p I "published" my first book at the ripe old age of 7. 


In former days (not too long ago), I'd wind down the day processing the events, trying to grasp the meaning and gifts God had in it all for me -- expressing myself through writing.

I stopped, though. For some reason or another, and I've failed to look up like I should. 


I'm changing- by God's grace. 

I will do better. :)

I am giving thanks. 

And, I will remember the great things God has, is and will do in my life!

Guess what?! It changes your whole perspective and makes life so much more enjoyable!!! I'd recommend you giving it a try. :) 


Will you join me? Let's make a choice, like Ann Voskamp encourages us-- to be grateful for what we already have so we're ready to receive the future. :) 

5 comments:

Shannon Tatlock said...

Not being grateful for what we have, in my opinion, is the biggest pitfall of society right now. Everyone wants the next best technology, the biggest house, the nicest car, etc. "Keeping up with the Jones'."

I honestly think that if everyone just decided to be happy with what they had, rather than what they want (and don't need), society as a whole, would be more fulfilled and happy.

Love this. I need to remember to do it daily.

Anna @ The Things I'm Learning said...

I love the thought of writing down all the gifts God has blessed me with! I may join you in this!

Katherine - Real Food Runner said...

Thank you, girls! Your comments are so encouraging to me!! God bless you. :)

Tami said...

I love her blog and her words- she encourages me to see beyond myself (which we all need a little more of) :) You got this!

Kate Parker said...

Thank you, Tami! Hope you're doing well. :)