working toward one thousand

Sundays are a good day to share what makes up thankful – and sometimes all I am think is “WOW. I have a lot to be thankful for!” I am busy creating my list of one thousand gifts… my iPhone notes are full of things that just bless me. Bless me oh-so-big.

12. air conditioning on hot, windy winter days
13. hard, round trigger point ball for sciatica pain
14. the same gourmet sandwich two days in a row
15. empty white canvases and full tubes of bright paint
16. shoots of green growing of of otherwise dry and barren hills burned by fire last year
17. innocent, unforced belly laughter of children
18. the breezy feeling on my newly-bald head
19. women support women who are strangers to them
20. Thursday night Bible studies with friends in home familiar to be as my own
21. feet pounding on pavement and the miles racking up
22. piñatas full of Blow Pops

There’s more. There’s always more. But I would like to end with this quote from Ann Voskamp, who keeps piercing me in the heart in the best possible way:

I watch the hands move grace on the clock face. I’m growing older. These children growing up. But time is not running out. This day is not a sieve, losing time. With each passing minute, each passing year, there’s this deepening awareness that I am filling, gaining time. We stand on the bring of eternity.”

(From One Thousand Giftswhich I highly recommend!)

We are at eternity’s door. Let’s live like it – in thanks and proclaiming the gospel of Jesus Christ.

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