Sunday, July 19, 2015

Slipper Socks and a Journal of Thankfulness


Slipper socks. That was one of my very first entries.

Several years ago, I started a list of things I’m thankful for. I’d read other bloggers talk of their lists of One Thousand Gifts, as author Ann Voskamp wrote about, but I hadn’t yet read the book, and I wasn’t quite catching on to the concept.

And then I read of a small and inconsequential item on someone’s list. I can’t even remember what it was right now, but it made me realize that it’s not just the big, obvious blessings God wants us to thank Him for. He wants us to be thankful for the little things that make us comfortable too.

Like soft, comfy slipper socks.

That’s when I started making my list, in a brand new journal given to me by my daughter.

Over the years, I haven’t been as faithful to counting my blessings as I should. I got away from it for a while and there’s a wide gap between 2012 and 2013. Between counting, not counting, and counting again, there are a few things I’ve learned.

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In Christ,
Laura


4 comments:

  1. Hi Laura! I'm your neighbor at #TheWeekendBrew . I enjoyed reading your post. I actually read ann's book in 2011 and started making a list, but it's been very sporadic and I'm nowhere near 1,000. You are right, though, when we focus on being thankful even for little things, it changes our attitudes. Thank you for your thoughts!

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  2. As usual, you made me smile. Always nice to see your photos and your ability to share. Thank you.

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  3. I love my slipper socks and am ever thankful for them. I believe I put them in one of my gratitude posts back when I was doing that. Even though I stopped counting on paper, I make a point to find at least one thing to be thankful for each day.

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  4. Ha, fuzzy socks were on my early list too! (I recently added "Perfect running socks" because #WhyNot?

    I love my 1000 gift list and excited to add some more tonight. Thanks, friend. Hope you are well.

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Thank you for sharing your thoughts!