Monday, December 12, 2011

1000 gifts

I recently started reading Ann Voskamps' 1000 gifts.  What started as hard to read has turned into can't put down.  I am searching for moments that I can fill my eyes with her words and create my own list.  I am now carrying a little journal to document as I go.  Because waiting until night I just might forget.  This list keeping is making my smile more.  I 'see' things in front of me.  It slows my pace of life just by the smallest amount, yet enough.  Enough for me to breathe in grace, thanksgiving and joy.

  • Red tutu's on my 5 year old asian beauty
  • Listening to one of my children pick up an instrument of thier choice and worship
  • Sharing with friends who are on a similar journey with God teaching similar truths - yet so individual
  • Preschoolers singing Away in a Manger across from my office
  • Sloppy homemade ornaments made in pride for mom & dad
  • The Written Word
  • Smell of Christmas baking
  • A sweet text from my hubby
  • My 15 year old son putting his arm around his momma
  • Sharing hope with a discouraged friend

1 comment:

Jamie @ Six Bricks High said...

Sharing with friends...I'm thankful for this gift too. Thankful for you, friend!