Counting Gifts/ FAMILY

One Thousand Gifts #11

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One Thousand Gifts: A Dare to Live Fully Right Where You Are
Since reading the book “One Thousand Gifts,” there is so much meaning in why I count these gifts.  It truly does change ones outlook when practiced each and every day. It helps me learn what it looks like to be “content in all things.”  I am grateful.
261~ chocolate ganache
262~ creamy, dreamy latte
263~ secrets shared with friends
264~ a husband that hugs forgiveness
265~ “fashion” glasses on my girl
267~ berry anti-oxidants
268~ colors…green grass, blue sky, pink in cheeks
269~ dots that connect
270~ a kiss, gentle on my cheek, from youngest
271~ girls playing table soccer with a crayon
280~ girls turning junk crayons into melted wax treasures & delighting in it
281~ Holy Spirit whispers
282~ a song in head from childhood “Smile, smile, smile-na, na, na-na, naa!” Whatever it takes, right?
283~ so many reasons for smiling, despite a heavy heart
284~ the murmur of voices, a coffee shop community
285~ healing–no infections
286~ only 11 more days of radiation
287~ an artist to teach my artist
288~ hope
289~ halfway grown out eyelashes
290~ vacuum lines in my rug
291~ a clean car thanks to husband
292~ a new microwave that I love
293~ Trader Joes peanut butter cream cheese nestled in my celery 
300~ that “He makes all things new” My favorite verse for springtime.

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  • Annalea
    March 15, 2011 at 6:48 pm

    hi amy…i’m new to your blog and have been so touched and blessed by your story. what a lovely woman you are…with an even lovelier heart! 1000 gifts is a book i’ve been wanting to get for a while now, especially after i read the first chapter – totally spoke to me! and thanks for giving us a peek into YOUR 1000 gifts ~ i’m sure i’m not the only one who’d love to see more!

    when you have a moment, you might want to take a look at this it’s not a link to my blog, it’s something else and not health related (at least not in a physical way) but i think you might like it; just for kicks.

  • Jennifer @ Studio JRU
    March 15, 2011 at 2:02 am

    What a great list of gifts. Love those hugs! Yay for colors! #285 & #286… wonderful news!

  • Destri
    March 14, 2011 at 7:17 pm

    So love this :).

    And why oh why do I not live by a Trader Joes?

  • Craig and Bethany
    March 14, 2011 at 9:46 pm

    So many tastes!! I bet we could enjoy a good meal together.

    11 more days, I will pray they go quickly.

  • Marianne
    March 14, 2011 at 7:02 pm

    You are so good at finding even the littlest thing to be grateful for. I always forget that. No matter what there will be another week to notice more things to be grateful for. I just have to stop thinking that I am wrong about what I am grateful for. Silly uh..? Hope you have a good week.

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