Remember when I started reading One Thousand Gifts by Ann Voskamp ?
Well, school got in the way and I put it down. I still kept up with my 1000 gift journal though and I thought I would share some of my little gifts and blessings today. Mom was right when she said the book is life changing. I highly recommend it.
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Here are a few of my first blessings I recorded:
#1 Hay. The smell of it. The sight of it baled in the field. The sense of accomplishment from getting it all up.
#2 A hot drink on a cold day.
#3 Polishing old cars with daddy.
#4. A baby's laugh.
#5 Hearts and Flowers trips with mama and my sisters
#6 An old time revival
#7 Gathering at the river for a Baptism
#8 Bluegrass music
#9 Sticking my feet in a cold creek.
#10 Feeling the velvet of a horses muzzle
#11 The jokes my husband and I share.
#12 All Chris does for us to have our little life.
#13 Bonfires on a fall night
#14 Praying together nightly
#15 The view of the rolling hills at the farm.
#16 The humbled feeling after turning your pain over to God.
#17 The way my sisters just get me.
#18 How mama knows exactly what I need to hear.
#20 A fire in the fireplace on a super cold night.
#21 Rain on a tin roof
#22 Sweet tea in a mason jar
#23 Prayer when it all seems to be falling apart.
#24 The final salute after an amazing dressage test.
#25 The colors of fall
The beauty of this book and keeping a blessings journal is that it makes you aware of even the smallest blessings. It has made me a much more positive, satisfied person.