I joined an online community called 1000 gifts.
Busy life steals the little meaningful things from each day if I'm not paying attention.
And I'm not paying attention.
More and more, I'm distracted by too many demands on my schedule, too many meals to prepare, bathrooms to clean, bills to pay, appointments to schedule.
So here I am, on guard to be thankful, spotting ways to see what I so easily miss, the gift in the everyday living. I'm determined to notice the blessing hidden in the busy-ness, the amazing camouflaged by the mundane.
10 ~ this week's long to do list and the strength to tackle it graciously
11 ~ dinner prepared and in the oven just before lunch
12 ~ flexible work schedules
13 ~ strawberries
14 ~ Benadryl and a needed good night's sleep
15 ~ bringing dinner to my niece and her newborn
16 ~ loud praise and worship service alone in my sanctuary on four wheels
17 ~ catching up on laundry and dishes
18 ~ love that covers a multitude of sins
19 ~ new shoes
20 ~ a hubby who sweeps the kitchen, without complaint that I haven't
21 ~ laughter and family at the dinner table
22 ~ plans for Friday night
23 ~ a house full of teens with open bibles and hearts
24 ~ the smell of newborn baby E, the weight of him in my arms
25 ~ the animalistic motherly instinct all newborns bring forth ... that no man will ever know