A couple of weeks ago I wrote about eucharisteo. I challenged you to begin a list of grace gifts you are thankful for. I began my list in the journal I always thought too beautiful for mere words to fill its pages. The book is perfect for this task. I’m no longer inhibited by it. Each day I eagerly seek additions I can make to my list. And I have found it to be true: a grateful heart produces joy.
I’ll share a few of my entries and maybe it will encourage you to begin your own list, if you haven’t already.
- The detritus of my grandson Carson’s little boy life, left behind when he went home.
- Toy truck on the kitchen island
- Sippy cup in the car
- Spiderman sweatshirt left in the dryer
- Miniature hand print on the glass storm door
- Bathtub animals and alphabet letters
- Friends at a baby shower
- Digital photos of our son’s wedding last week
- Hot green/herbal tea at night
- The seat heater in my car
- My beautiful journal. It reminds me of my son, Jeremy, who gave it to me
- The return of good health
- My very own Bible in my own language
- Wearing flip-flops in late November in Kansas
My goal is 1,000 grace gifts listed in my journal. But I have an idea I’ll keep going after that. Gratitude is habit-forming.
Photos/Phillip “Bo” Graves
Kathryn writes about the Other Side of Comfortable at http://www.KathrynGraves.wordpress.com