Saturday, October 5, 2013

A Thousand Little Things

On the "Charlotte's Web" soundtrack, Sarah McLachlan sings about ordinary miracles.  Amy Grant and Rebecca Lynn Howard both sing about simple things.  It's usually the simple things in life that bring us the most pleasure, but it's also the simple things that we most often take for granted.

"When I'm worried, and I can't sleep,
I count my blessings instead of sheep."
~ Bing Crosby, from "White Christmas" ~

A couple of years ago, I started reading a book by Ann Voskamp called "One Thousand Gifts" (check it out here: that chronicled her mission to create a gratitude journal of 1,000 gifts or blessings in her life.  The author's writing style wasn't to my taste and I didn't finish the book, but I was intrigued by the idea of a journal of 1,000 blessings.  So I decided to give it a try.  I'm only on about 150.  But I found that as I went through this process, I started to spend my days actively looking for things to add to my list.  And the more I looked, the more I found. 

Recently, my life has taken an unexpected turn, and the changes have gotten me thinking about the many, many things I have in my life to be thankful for.  So I've decided to start a new list, and this time I'm determined to make a list of 1,000 blessings.  Want to join me? Good! Because I have a challenge for you.  Leave me a comment below with a list of 10 things you're thankful for, and I will enter you in a draw for a prize package, which will include a beautiful journal to make your own list of 1,000 gifts.  Simple, right?  The draw will take place on November 1st.  Good luck!

Until next time,

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