Sunday, March 27, 2011

One Thousand Gifts

Hello bloggers,

Currently, I'm reading a spiritual and thought provoking book entitled One Thousand Gifts: A Dare to Live Fully Right Where You Are. In this book Ann Voskamp challenges herself and her readers to list the many blessings in our lives. By discovering and unwrapping our daily blessings, we can find more joy and appreciation for all the things God gives us. I'm going to share some of my list every Sunday on this blog:

God's everlasting love and mercy

His forgiveness

The friendship of others

The kindness of strangers

Small talk at the bus stop

The breath in my body

My strong, beating heart

Lessons in everyday challenges


Kilauea Poetry said...

This is really cool. I always felt there was a strong connection to appreciation and gratitude and our circumstances. This reminds me of a book I read years ago about the book of Judges (Hearts of Iron Feet of Clay)..don't see how you could go wrong! I think it's the key..this is a great list too:)

JStar said...

Sounds like a great book :)

Jenners said...

What a wonderful and inspirational way to approach this! I think it is always important to count your blessings and to have them to look at when things are not going so good.

worker v said...

Hi Write Girl!
I try to read all your work, but so many times
I read and don't post. I'm sure you get a lot
of that. I really appreciate these thoughts and
now i am inspired to do much more reaching out
to other.