Monday, July 12, 2010

Gifts to Enjoy : 1000 Gifts

Coming off a I-said-yes-to-too-many-things weekend and looking ahead at a week of no real rest, I wake weary, feel the dirty-neglected kitchen floor under my feet, pour coffee... and more coffee, and sit to pray.

In giving thanks, my heart begins to refocus. I count gifts - the blessings I may have missed in the busyness, and I look ahead with an eager heart.

Gratitude... a sort of coffee for the soul.

Thankful to God, who richly provides us with everything for our enjoyment, my list continues...

0477
Being able to provide a meal.

0478
Greek yogurt.

0479
Strathmore's Backyard Theater.

0480
Snow cones.

0481
Jazz in the Garden.


0482
Water for our feet.


0483
A simple picnic dinner in the Sculpture Garden.


0484
Races on the Mall. (Every time they find an open space, there is a race.)

0485
Sitting together in the middle... our legs serving as hurdles. : )


0486
A 9-mile training run in the pouring rain.

0487
Actually enjoying it.

0488
Trader Joe's.

0489
Pizza delivery.

0490
Cardboard and paint.

0491
VBS sets strewn throughout the house.

0492
Dinner club on the porch.

0493
Stain remover.

0494
All five of us sharing a pew. (With a pastor-husband this rarely happens.)

0495
The 2 year-old class.

0496
Kitchen counters covered with baked goods to be shared.

0497
After evening service fellowship.

0498
Moments to watch the final games. Or at least the highlights.

0499
Peaceful homegoings.

0500
Lives well-lived.


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4 comments:

  1. I always look forward to your lists!

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  2. Loving your pictures and rejoicing with you!

    Delighted to meet you today. Hope you don't mind if I splash around for a bit. This looks like a refreshing place to slip off my shoes and soak in some goodness.

    Splashing,
    Sara

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  3. Lovely post, Jennifer!
    I join you in gratitude for greek yogurt...I eat it everyday! For snow cones, I love them but have been staying away from them because I am trying to lose a couple of pounds for my daughter's wedding. For lives well lived.
    I loved what you said about Gratitude being a sort of coffee for the soul...how true!
    grace and peace
    ~a

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