When I started doing my gratitude journal, I thought it would be a good goal to list 1,000 gifts before our baby would have been born. That’s the middle to end of March. If my estimations are correct, I’d need to list 8.2 gifts each day to get to 1,000 by March 31. I am not sure that’s really reasonable. Yes, I could surely list all sorts of silly things just to get the numbers. . . but I want to be thoughtful, mindful of what I’m listing.
Anyway, I’m going to give it a shot. Perhaps this will be just what I need for this looooong winter.
30~ That my three little amigos consider a trip to the library to be a grand day out
31~ sliced mushrooms sauteed with garlic for a simple soup
32~The Bull made our contribution to the Thanksgiving gathering: mashed potatoes!
33~ The few inches of new snow and the moosey visitors who trekked through the yard
34~ The chance to spend a fun weekend with the family
35~To be home safe and sound after a busy weekend
37~Kids who travel well
38~Safe travel on snowy roads
39~A banjo hymn for school
40~The power, off all day, finally returned and allowed for a much-needed hot shower
41~The road plowed of new snow before time to go
42~The children’s joy at working on their art projects
43~A meeting with someone who understands children and their feelings
44~A few hours by myself
45~No change in my eye prescription
46~A few ‘stolen’ moments to talk to a friend who understands miscarriage
47~My new ‘pet’. . .
48~The orangey spicy scent of the kids’-made potpourri
49~Advent readings discussed, finalized, and printed (only a week late)
50~Advent coloring pages printed and sorted
51~Advent ‘wreath’ found
52~Also found enough candles to begin wreath lighting last night
53~A little girl who likes to sing. . .
54~. . . and dress in pretty clothes
55~My brother’s school project, about the firstborn calf, completed and looking grand
56~A stay home day
57~”Sunrise, sunset” in photos (these ones, unlike the previous post’s, are straight out of the camera and not adjusted at all!)
58~”Sunrise, sunset” in song and dance (. . . on the same day, and planned the day before!)
Swiftly fly the years
One season following another
Laden with happiness and tears
59~A husband and child who will sit and watch this with me
Does this sound like a good idea to you? Want to join us?