Numbering the thanks.
And Life Speeds Along...
We do not control how much time we have.
We are not in control of our destiny.
We rest in HIM.
And serve HIM.
And follow HIM.
Through the *everyday*.
Through the *extra-ordinary*.
Through the sorrows and the joys.
Numbering is my way of
documenting the gifts HE gives.
Joy comes when we obey.
"In every thing give thanks:
for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus
~ I Thessalonians 5:18 ~
The numbering continues from
the last installment...
1292. "Little Pilgrim's Progress" to
read and read and read again.
1293. When they ask ~
"Please, just one more chapter!"
1294. Progress on the neighbour's renovation ~
knowing what a blessing those things are!
1295. Quick afternoon date with Howie ~
Planning the calendar together...what a blessing!
1296. Compliant nature of a child ~
1297. "Morning and Evening"
March 3rd reading in the morning...
at just the *right* time!
1298. A note in the mail from Emma to me ~
1299. The dishwasher has recovered! :)
1300. When the youngest uses words such as
*collapsing* and *suspected* in context...too funny!
I am standing here chuckling to myself.
1301. Hearing the first of the spring song birds...
what a lovely sound!
1302. A little warmth in the wind
1303. Dinner out ~ A Treat!
1304. Bike ride with the family ~
the first of the season!
1305. Flat on my bike repaired by my Sweetie...
thank you Howie! :)
1306. Uno with the two youngest
1307. Overnight adventure for the two oldest
1308. *FREE* desk for Emma found
at the side of the road at just the right moment.
(Solid pine ~ and it appears to have been made
by the same people that made our boys' desks...
1309. Shopping for groceries
and finding many of the things on my list
*happen* to be on sale!
I do not believe in *chance*...
this is the Loving Hand of our Heavenly Father!
1310. Reading more "Little Pilgrim's Progress"
and it blessing me over again!
1311. Hand-me-downs from a niece to me!
A new to me spring jacket! :)
1312. Renewed energy
1313. Another portfolio visit completed
1314. The sounds of geese honking
as they return home from their winter away.
1315. My MASSIVE (16 Quart) pot in which
I can cook quadruple the amount of
a recipe in order to have leftovers! :)
1317. Birthday Balloons...a tradition
1318. A little girl that *dresses up*...
...Just look at those shoes and the BLACK tights! LOL!
1319. Creative pursuits of the children ~
this is a board game that was thought up by Austin...
it's fun to play! :)
1320. Quiet moments of drawing to enjoy
It's easy to count.
It begins with noticing the *little* things.
Noticing the moments.
Entering into them and writing them down.
It's as simple as that.
My journal sits on my counter.
I list as events unfold.
Sometimes many all at once,
and other times in a trickle.
Would you like to begin?
Just grab a pen and a journal,
set them out on the counter,
and list out your blessings.
Find the joy in the moments ~
As they arrive.
Enjoy the journey!