Monday, February 20, 2012

February's Gifts Week 3

Here are my reasons to smile....

Day 14

(3 ways I feel Gods love)
133) His unfailing concern and care in every area of my life,

134) Knowing He is the same yesterday, today and tomorrow
135) The peace He brings... peace that passes all understanding

Day 15
(a gift in losing something, in finding something, in making something)
136) losing track of time....... 
lost in conversation with a new friend,
137) finding ways to be thankful every day...... 
finding blessing in doing just that
138) making the trip to the National Art Museum this morning with my two youngest.....
making memories of fun times learning together.  

Day 16
(3 gifts in shadows....a little difficult for me to think of so I found others)
139) the blessing by a dear friend who treated me and hubby to dinner out on Valentines ,  
140)  a brief lunchtime chat with my cheery sister on the far away farm

141) harvesting a butternut from my veggie garden today!

Day 17
(3 gifts found in giving/serving)

142) their smiles when I bake them delicious, wholesome treats for those in between meal times,
143)  seeing "the light bulbs go on",
 after giving dedicated time to my eldest son's English lessons


144) happy smile of my daughter when I did her dish-washing chore for her this morning.

Day 18
(my own gifts for today)
145) spending a morning with my precious daughter just the two of us... 
catching up
 and doing things she wanted to do,

146) witnessing the love and blessings showered onto a dear friends daughter for her 13th birthday
147) hugs from my teen son and his beautiful smile when he gave me a gift today.

Day 19
(2 gifts that were plan B's...and one of my own)

148) plan B: hubby taking the kids on a hike instead of me...they loved that time with their dad! 
149) Plan A: a curriculum we thought would get our son to grade 12 that was disappointing and distressing....
plan B: a curriculum that is working out just fine! 
150) seeing a lone bird, carefree and sitting quietly in the tree...knowing that is my sign from above that all will be ok 
Matthew 6:25-34
25"Therefore I tell you, do not worry about your life, what you will eat or drink; or about your body, what you will wear. Is not life more important than food, and the body more important than clothes?
26"Look at the birds of the air; they do not sow or reap or store away in barns, and yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not much more valuable than they? 27Who of you by worrying can add a single hour to his life? 
........Each day has enough trouble of its own."

Day 20
(a gift at breakfast, lunch and dinner)

151) chores done without me having to ask,
152) a productive school morning: 
bible time, 
maths, English,
hand crafts and reading all done
153) a beautiful luxury hamper filled with delicious treats of all kinds, donated by an ever generous friend, to help the kiddies raise funds for Walk4Wheels

1 comment:

  1. Linking up after you at Multitudes on Mondays. Enjoyed reading your list - and I like the beginning quote in your post!


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