On Saturday morning I dropped my husband off at the salon and was on my way to a town 30 minutes away to pick up our grandchildren for the weekend. I had some time to waste so I went into the local Goodwill store – it’s fun to look around, and I love the book shelves filled with old, new, and classics! When I came out of the store, my front tires were turned out and I could actually see that the tires were as bald as a rubber ball. I freaked, and drove immediately to the tire store, all the way praying, “Lord please let there be immediate service and no waiting line so I can get down this mountain in time.” I pulled in and the ONLY car in the bay was being pulled out! O! Thank You, Lord. I got in and out of there in 25 minutes and still beat my daughter at our meeting place! All the way down the mountain I found myself thanking the Lord for His grace and provision. I sounded like a broken record (anyone remember those!!!). Thank You Lord. Thank You Lord. Thank You Lord. All day long I said those words because my heart was so full of gratefulness. Many of you have read Ann Voskamp’s “million copy seller” One Thousand Gifts, in which she encourages us to write down our gratefulnesses, our “gifts” every single day. I took the challenge a couple of years ago and filled a journal with 1,000 gifts of grateful! This year I began counting again because, you see, I believe in what she says that…
#1217 Seeing bald tires before a short road trip
#1221 Hannah is a good driver
#1222 Getting H & S for the weekend
#1224 Simon is a great kid
#1225 Coming home to a perfectly manicured yard
#1226 Bunnies in our yard
#1227 Getting to church on time
#1228 Frozen pizzas and salad
#1229 Sonday afternoon
#1230 Long phone convo with Kris
#1231 Good movie on Sonday night
I don’t believe we can say “thank you” enough – and I know our Father in heaven loves to hear those words from a sincere heart.
I sing a song to give you thanks,
and I tell about all the wonderful things you have done. Psalm 26.7
You wanted me to praise you and not be silent.
Lord my God, I will praise you forever! Psalm 30.12
Today, I wanted to share with you, my friends, how grateful I am for the hundreds of blessings the Lord has bestowed upon me – will you take the time to share at least one gratefulness with me?