Wednesday, November 25, 2015

MAKE A LIST

Anne VosKamp authored the best selling book--





which chronicled 1000 gifts in her life.  She consciously sought the gifts she was blessed with and wrote it all down in a prose like book of praise and thanksgiving.  The book was a national best-seller---an eye opener to many of the need to remember the gifts and blessings our lives are filled with.

So my suggestion is---write them down.  It is not necessary to come up with a poetic sonnet describing each and every one--just make the simple list.  Start today---and keep the list handy--write everyday--perhaps several times in a day---but begin to keep a written account of all you have to be thankful for.

We take far too much for granted and seldom slow down enough, much less pause for reflection on all the gifts in our life.  Begin the overt act of remembering your gifts and as you list them---read back over them--see if your attitude of thankfulness doesn't grow--blossom--and bear the fruit of a thankful heart.  

I begin my list today with you, Readers.  I am thankful for you stopping in your busy day and reading my blog, I am thankful for your comments, I am thankful for your encouragement, I am thankful for old friendships renewed, current friendships affirmed, and new friendships gained by your willingness to read my thoughts.  You bless me and I pray that
  God Blesses Each Of You!

I am thankful for our time of speaking of thanksgiving and thankfulness and pray each of you will enjoy a holiday of friends, family & feast.

HAPPY THANKSGIVING!


I thank my God, every time I remember you.  
Phillippians 1:3

4 comments:

  1. I am familiar with that book...many Happy Thanksgiving to you...many Blessings, friend.

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    1. Actually I get bogged down in her writing, BUT her idea was brilliant!
      Happy Thanksgiving, Dear Friend!

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  2. If I were to write down all the gifts I've received, the most memorable are gifts from an old aunt who was always knitting. No matter the pccasion, birthday or Christmas, she gave us knitted things like pullovers, hats, gloves and so on which she knitted herself. One Christmas she gave me a train set ... all knitted by her. What's the point of that? A red knitted locomotive filled with cotton wool and smoke out of its chimney. She didn't even knit the rail track for me. I think she was a little mad.

    I am thankful as I said before for your writings here; as I'm sure are many of your readers. One question though - do you write your blog posts fast or slow because I want to read them at the same speed so as not to miss something important.

    Keep smiling and be thankful always. God bless you.

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    1. I am thankful for the laugh you give me almost daily, Victor!
      Blessings!

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Your comments keep my writing and often cause me to think. A written form of a hug or a pat on the back and an occasional slap into reality---I treasure them all!