It’s been since March since I’ve done 1000 Gifts. I had to actually go look that up. It isn’t that I haven’t been grateful or haven’t noticed the gifts that my life has been offered, I have. Some days though the hardness of the day takes over any goodness my day may offer. Yet I see that, that is where this comes into play. To put my focus on the gifts rather than the things that drain me. I noticed it this past November when I spent the month being intentionally thankful, only to attend the memorial service for friends who lost their three year old daughter, getting sick & a trip out of town cancelled because of it, planning an overseas mission trip where financial support wasn’t coming in. So like you I forget to live in the gifts I have. The simple ones and the deep ones.
My plan for the remaining 19 weeks of 2013 is the complete my full 1000 gifts. On December 30th, the last Monday of the year I’ll share my 1000th. A final “push” to end this year well. To end this year flying as has been my intent all year.
0531 A weekend vacation
0532 A growing library (even though I don’t really need any new books)
0533 Learning friends who lost their daughter last autumn are pregnant
0534 A husband who helps around the house
0535 Cooler weather is only about 2 months away not 5
0536 My sister tribe
0537 Learning a friend’s adoption is definitely happening
0538 Pressing on when the odds seem against us
0539 The way the lines on the road seem more yellow under the overcast sky
0540 Strawberry ice cream with strawberries and graham cracker crumbs mixed in
0541 Finding #Secretmessages in songs I’ve heard a hundred times
0542 The way he makes me laugh from the deepest parts of my soul
0543 Marking off #9 on my Before 40 list
0544 Brown butter, cinnamon, pecan cream cheese frosting
Please share one or two gifts from your last week.