Habit of Gratitude

I know that habits are not developed overnight.

Nor in a week.

Or even two.

But I SO want the habit of having a grateful heart to take deep root in my life. I want to live what Madame Blueberry learned. I want The Thankfulness Song to spring from my lips regularly.

Clearly, this is going to take some time.

However, by participating with the Gratitude Community and listing my One Thousand Gifts, I think it will begin to be more present in my thoughts. I've begun a small journal where I can jot down these things throughout the week to post on Mondays. Otherwise, they slip through my memory before I can get to this list.

8. good, close friends

9. free pie at Village Inn

10. John covering my tomatoes each night

11. an awesome chiropractor

12. Kinesio tape

13. shortbread

14. ceiling fans throughout the house

15. a well-running van which can carry many people.

16. short fingernails

17. a postcard for a free Starbucks drink

18. the cat

19. family game night

20. Good Eats & Alton Brown

21. free long distance

22. boys who let me take their pictures - even if they don't want to


hat on knee

And whatever you do in word or deed, do all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through Him. Colossians 3:17

holy experience


Annesta said...

I absolutely love your post. It's true...gratitude takes time to build in our lives. I encourage you and thank you for your list. Your transparency is refreshing. Your pictures are lovely.
Praying that this week you will see even more gifts that have been given you by our Father.
blessings and grace to you

Missus Wookie said...

I did a journaling challenge to get to 100 things once, still fun to look back and I like the idea of expanding it... there is still room in the journal after all.

I used to do three things daily which is good for capturing minutia "Glad that the bus driver stopped" or "grateful for time to sit down with a mag" but the 100 was more timeless.

Thanks for the introduction I'm off to browse.

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