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Friday, January 6, 2012

Epiphany and the Start of something new

Okay, Ann Voskamp, your book showed me the importance of gratitude---of seeking eucharisteo daily.  And with its carefully penned words, God changed how I think.

And now, there this challenge---to record ONE THOUSAND gifts in one year.  With three specific things each day to find---like a thankfulness scavenger hunt.  And even better, with PICTURES!!!

It always takes me a bit to get my goals for the year set up.  And Epiphany is kind of my deadline.  So here goes a year of Gratitude (with a bit of catch-up involved)...

January 1st:  "Three things about yourself you are grateful for"

#1 My smile...however imperfect, it is my belief that God enjoys seeing it.

#2 My my Dad's and how I am able to serve my family.

#3 My Journal's my very own.

January 2nd:  "A gift outside, inside, on a plate"

#4 Fun on bikes

#5 Coffee

#6 An Easy Breakfast

January 3rd:  "3 lines overheard that were graces"

 #7  ELLA:  "I keep telling my bike that she's the best bike ever."  (Thankfulness)

#8  JACK:  "When I grow up, I'll be just like Daddy."  (Role Models)

#9  LUCY:  "Can I cut paper?"  (Pure Joy)

January 4:  "One gift old, new, and blue"

#10  Grandmother's Nativity  (Terrance was not part of the original set)

#11 My yoga bag (Thanks, Momma)

#12 A clear, blue sky in January

January 5:  "Something you're reading, you're making, and you're seeing"

#13  Jesus Calling (on a recommendation from my brother)

#14  Edwards Family Binder (in progress)

#15  Bed Heads

January 6:  "One thing in your bag, your fridge, your heart"

#16  Prescription Sunglasses

#17 Sugar-free Hazelnut Creamer



  1. Except for Yoga Bags and Creamer I am thankful for all those things too... :) Well done.

  2. Wow, what a wonderful way to count your blessings. I love the photos! What a gift this will be for your children.