04 January 2010

One Thousand Gifts

As this new year begins, I want to start it off by being intentionally grateful. As the name of this blog indicates, I am blessed. Blessed in so many ways, large and small.

And yet, I feel that I have lost sight of that somewhat lately. I have been feeling rather discontented. Life has been so different for us these past 18 months. No regular paychecks. Renting instead of owning. Relationships lost.

But we are so incredibly blessed. And I want...no, need to celebrate those blessings. So once a week I will be placing the focus here on things large and small for which I am grateful.

And it begins today.

0001. waking up to a fresh snowfall

0002. having a clean desk

0003. a warm and cozy house on a cold, wintry night

0004. sweet talks with my daughter at bedtime

0005. snuggling with my son first thing in the morning

0006. a husband who loves me even when I'm acting like a jerk

0007. my new galoshes

0008. cousins

0009. hazelnut creamer for my coffee

0010. quiet hang time with my husband

holy experience


Heather said...

I love this!! It's so important to be grateful. I saw this on another blog too and have been thinking about doing this on our family blog once a week. You may have inspired me to see if I can do it!!

steviewren said...

Isn't it amazing how most of our blessings are the people in our lives. There is no substitute for family.

Kari said...

Great idea!

Michelle M. said...

I love this idea! I think I may join in (although, I tend to fail whenever I try to do something long term on my blog).