Thursday, August 14, 2014

1,000 Gifts - Revisited

While I've been maintaining my thankful journal, I felt as if I needed to refocus. Why am I logging these blessings? What is my goal? For help, I decided to reread Ann Voskamp's 1,000 Gifts.

I've also decided to begin sharing some of them on Thursdays here on the blog again. While I reflect on my blessings daily, sometimes in the evening and most every morning, sharing them once a week is an opportunity to revisit.

In the Old Testament, God repeatedly instructs His people to remember what He has done for them. Tie them on your fingers as a reminder. Write them deep within your heart. Proverbs 7:3 NLT

 Best I can tell, I've been keeping them deep within my heart and haven't posted them since January. Time for that to change. Instead of posting my typical one per 10 listed, I'm going to go with one per page since I have over 700 to catch up on!

3000) Jay helping with dishes
3024) Mamaw on Facebook
3056) Strolling in Gatlinburg with my love
3064) C.A.R.E. ministry with Bible Study class
3083) Pool at dinner

3130) Peaceful destination hike
3137) Cataloochee - Elk!!
3177) Group scavenger run
3205) Facetime with the Little Man on my birthday
3206) Sleep - > Glorious sleep
3253) Sound of rain as I sleep
3258) Allergy shots {uncomfortable thanks}

3371) Smell of rain on asphalt
3379) Repeat Boutique 75% off shopping with the family
3419) CrossTalk Bible study group
3454) Fireball 5K - convo with final finisher
3483) Princess's tea party + candy swap
3500) Jay's timing - >goofy face when I am sad
3518) iRat 2.1 GONE
3525) Wax Muesem

3543) Surprise present/note left on my car from a friend
3570) (((Love Loud))) ministry project - opportunity to serve
3595) Color Run with da parents

3642) Guardians of the Galaxy in 3D
3668) Reading - skill/joy/time/personal library
3702) Work project progression
3712) Coziness of Jay's shirt

Now that I've shared, I want to celebrate with you. What are a few things you are thankful for today? This week? This year?


  1. So much to be thankful for! I'm thankful that I have a 3 day weekend and am having Alaina overnight tomorrow. And I'm thankful for something else that's pretty big, but you'll have to wait until I have the ok to post it!

  2. I am thankful that I am making the effort to be as healthy as I can be when I turn 60 in December. I am also thankful for my wonderful husband. We've been together 43 years and I can't imagine not being with him. I love that man so much. Would you like me to keep going?

  3. I need to get this book and implement it. I think it will keep my attitude in check ;)

  4. I need to get back to recording these things, too...I am thankful for my friends' baby boy, finding a gently used couch for upstairs (from a neighbor for super cheap!), my middle school friend finding me on facebook, and my first godly role model (my pastor's wife when I was born -- like a grandma to me) mentioning me on facebook as someone with a positive outlook! :)

    P.S. I have been having issues posting comments tonight. I hope you haven't received emails every time I've tried to post something. If so, I'm sorry!