I have a habit in the evening, when I'm closing the day with a little prayer:
I think about the little things, that have made me smile during the day,
or that in some way have warmed my heart
- things that I'm thankful for.
I follow a lovely and encouraging blog by Ann Voskamp.
Ann tells that she writes down daily 3 things, she is grateful for
... ending up with 1000 things in a year!
I'm attracted by the idea of keeping a simple diary on the things, I'm grateful for.
Writing them down would probably help me to focus on the good and positive
- the daily graces - even more. So I thought of writing them down in little notebook.
As I was searching for the books on communication in Amazon,
I stumbled upon a devotional book by Ann Voskamp - One Thousand Gifts -
where the last pages are filled with 1000 empty lines to note down the three daily blessings.
I received The One Thousand Gifts- book yesterday, so now I'm "counting the blessings" in this book. The book contains also 60 short devotionals, where Ann writes about the blessings she's experienced when counting her daily graces. She has named the devotions as different types of graces - I look forward of reading about "urgent grace", "graffiti grace" and "anti-anxiety grace" :-)
Some of the blessings I've counted this weeks are...
... Our family.
Our younger son had his 12th birthday this week!
These pictures are from last summer and autumn.
... The moments knitting.
I knitted 2 tube-scarfs and 2 long scarfs for Christmas presents, and now I'm knitting one to myself.
The yarn is a blend of 70 % merino wool and 30 % silk, so the scarf will be very soft and comfortable :)
... A message form a friend.
I received a nice text message from a friend of mine today, which made me happy!
... The promise in Psalm 91:4:
"With his feathers he will cover you,
under his wings you will find safety.
His truth is your shield and armor."
What are the things that have made you smile - that you've been thankful for this week?
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