2000 gifts...such a blessing to count the ways He loves and blesses us!
Counting gifts has been a joy and sometimes my life line in times of difficulty. It pays to lift one's eyes from whatever the circumstances may be and give thanks to God for seemingly small or insignificant things. After all, He is the giver of every good and perfect thing.
1985) sleeping in on a cold and rainy morning
1986) yes to a lounge full of noisy teens staying over for a Star Wars movie marathon
1987) mom and daughter time out in a tranquil garden with my sweet 16 year old girl
1988) warm bowls of soup filling hungry tums on a cool evening
1989) my niece, breezy, bright and ever cheerful
1990) good results on my eye test
1991) kisses from my gorgeous almost 3 year old nephew
1992) a walk through the richly scented pine forest
1993) friends popping by and staying for an evening of pizza, laughter and fun
1994) thankful for a washing basket, hangars and spices that my neighbor was getting rid of
1995) thankful for the gift of salvation and our 13 year old son's decision to be baptized
1996) thankful for the beautiful bonds of love and friendship between our 3 kiddos
1997) safe return of our eldest after a night out at the matric dance
1998) thankful for good health care and medicines that fight infection
1999) conversations with my far away sisters
2000) thankful for the challenge to always seek and count His blessings despite circumstances.