Counting Gifts/ FAMILY

One Thousand Gifts #25

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One Thousand Gifts: A Dare to Live Fully Right Where You Are

“The mind would rather fret about the future or pine over the past — so the mind can cling to its own illusion of controlBut the current moment? It cannot be controlled. And what a mind can’t control, it tends to discount. Brush past… over.”

“What if all our running around is only our trying to run away from God — the great I AM, present in the present moment?”

“What if I woke to now and refused to hurry because I didn’t want to refuse God?”
“What if I didn’t discount this moment, but counted it for what it is — God here?”


~ice cold lemon water, refreshing and cleansing

~visiting at the vineyard with dear friends

~feeling so very loved by my Heavenly Father

~celebrating my firstborn and her 12 years of life

~the sweet friends God has provided for her

~a complimentary stay in a bed and breakfast, another desire of my heart fulfilled

~a good God who drops gifts into my lap.  I’m overwhelmed.

~the chills I get as I list these gifts.  Amazing love.  Amazing life.

~piano music

~in- laws that let me use their home to create sweet memories

~my middle girl who senses I’m sad, brings me a coupon for a hug.  My smile restored.

~crisp, cool morning air.

~peaceful mornings as responsible girls get ready for school

~friends for them to walk to school with

~a gym membership, provided for me from a friend.  Not just any gym, but one that is BEAUTIFUL and provides a trainer who has worked with those who have had disease and are still healing.  Beyond my hearts desire…


1 Chronicles 16:8
Give thanks to the LORD, call on his name; make known among the nations what he has done.

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  • Tanya Anurag
    September 2, 2011 at 3:52 pm

    Cherishing what we have is not what we do very often. It’s good to stop-by and reflect on the goods of life.

  • Mary Ann
    August 31, 2011 at 2:56 pm

    Thank the Lord for His excellent provision in your life! He is such a good God!

  • Dorie
    August 29, 2011 at 7:21 pm

    Lovely blessings from our Heavenly Father!

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