I have been reading Ann Voskamp's blog for a while now and am completely smitten with her. Ann is a poet and recognizes the necessity for thankfulness in our lives. She challenges readers to be part of her gratitude community and I have decided to follow suit and embrace this challenge in my own life.
Starting today I will offer my fishes and loaves ~ small gifts, not much to look at, but offered with the eyes of faith for my Lord to multiply. These gifts are not the things I desire, but what already fills my life. May I live my life in constant memory of the love that is poured out upon me.
Here are my first gratitude postings: Feel free to join me as we live outloud, thankful.
the cool, dark mornings that beg a second cup of coffee
the husband who loves me, constructing catapults for my science class
the daughter who sets table, unasked
the smell of pumpkin scented candles wafting through our house
the way the morning light flickers as it dances across the river
my favorite slippers after a long day
banana bread, made by a friend
my children's voices filling my home with singing
that guitar playing boy
laughter around the dinner table
the encouraging words of a friend
patchwork colors dripping, signature of the season I love most
marshmallows ~ jumbo and mini