A few weeks ago, I was feeling pretty discontented with my house. A lot of it stymied from it being cluttered, and that I am not the world’s best house keeper. I like my house, but not in love with it. I posted a few comments on my facebook page, and my sister-in-law gently prodded me to look through a lens of thankfulness.
For a while now, I have been reading a blog by Ann Volskamp. I love her insights and gentle reminders. I have been wanting to read her book A Thousand Gifts for a while now. I finally picked it up this week, and was promptly knocked to my knees. I haven’t finished the book yet, but it has already challenged me. She challenges the reader that a full life is one that thrives on thankfulness and seeing God in the small things. She was in a hard place in her life, and she challenged herself to come up with 1,000 God-gifts (things she was thankful for, made her smile, or felt love) in a year. That is 3 a day. As she started her 1,000 list journey, her attitude began to change.
So, I decided to take up the challenge. So far I have 22 on my list. What about you? Are you having a hard time seeing God lately? Feeling discontented with life and feel the only way to be content is to have more things? I’d be happy to have you join me on the 1,000 gift challenge.
Gift # 20-The baby blue eyes that I wake up to every morning.
Gift #21- My 2 yr old’s laughing eyes.