Wake up to the blessings around you

Here are a few things you can do if you are interested in waking up to your blessings...awaken from your daily slumber.  Starting your One thousand gift lists. 

Awakening...really waking up to your senses helps you experience beauty...His beauty all around you.

Interested in getting started counting gifts?

1.  Ask God to open your eyes and make your heart sensitive to your surroundings, your world so that you begin to see your gifts—your life, through a new perspective.

2.  Thank Him for what He shows you and write it down.

Gift Lists # 86-99

Letting God lead my blog and do what He wants with it.  Follow His lead.
Rubbing & massaging husbands aching back
The writing down of poems
audio Bible
preparing to juice fruit for family in the mornings.  Peeling oranges.
sun shining...glare so bright
listening to birds
listening to chattering children
quaint coffee shops
cooking, listening to Bible reading while kids play outside (my alone time)
making pie crust for family...the mixing of the flour...rolling it out.
eating ice cream cones with Kennedy and younger children
family talks...preparing for family trip...seeing excitement of children
preparing family meals

"To be grateful for the good things that happen in our lives is easy, but to be grateful for all of our lives—the good as well as the bad, the moments of sorrow, the success as well as the failures, the rewards as well as the rejections...that requires hard spiritual work."

 Henir Nouwe, Bread for the journey.

Fernando Ortega's tribute to Ruth Graham...from the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association...beautifully done.  A beatiful gift.  Blessings


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