…make such a difference?
I’m part of a small share group/book club on Facebook. We’ve studied One Month to Live–Thirty Days to a No-Regrets Life, by Kerry and Chris Shook,
A Shepherd Looks at Psalm 23, by W. Phillip Keller,
and One Thousand Gifts, by Ann Voskamp.
All three books were amazing!
I’ve gotta tell you about One Thousand Gifts. A friend challenged Ann Voskamp, the author, to write down one thousand things she was grateful for.
I didn’t see how jotting down a list of thank-you’s could be all that important, but I bought a little green journal anyway.
Then we studied the book, talked about it in our group, and I began my list.
Boy, was I wrong.
Daily gratitude brings me out of myself.
It’s a discipline.
If I let a few days slip by without adding to my little green journal, it shows. I start…
Having a yucky attitude. (My grandmother was right. Nothing beats an attitude of gratitude.)
Focusing on me, myself, and I.
Almost all the things I’ve written down are ABC-123 simple…
#6 Cows mooing (I’m serious. This is my number 6.)
#20 Two doves at the bird feeder
#79 Hawk sitting on the telephone line
# 300 Porch party in the rain
# 315 My polka-dotted rain boots
# 402 Homemade Brunswick stew without a recipe
# 411 Kissing my husband goodbye before work
# 584 The garden is coming up!
# 646 The kind phone call from the vet just now
# 660 Holding hands in church last night
Maybe praising God restores my simple childlike faith.
Do you keep a gratitude journal? What are you thankful for today?