Well, I'm officially behind schedule with the number of gift/blessings/thanks I wanted to list each day. I am finding the exercise is keeping my mind alert to naming the good things God does, but I guess I've picked off the easy ones! I also keep wondering if I am repeating myself--entirely possible with my declining memory. On the other hand, being thankful more than once for a good thing can't be a bad thing!
I finished reading the One Thousand Gifts book. I hope I can cultivate a life of giving thanks well into the future, beyond this month and reading this book. The main thing I got out of the book: if your heart is filled with thanks, there is no room for all the negative things like worry, anger, fear, distrust, pride, and just general selfishness.
180. the promise of a new day
181. the promise of a little rain for our dry ground
182. lunch with my daughter
183. news of drug addicts seeking the Lord
184. safe arrival
185. expressions of trust regardless of the circumstances
186. hearing "Lord, you give us prayer as an alternative to worry."
187. funerals turning into family reunions
188. the resources and opportunity for two trips last year
189. a place to write down all the passwords
190. enough leftover blueberry cobbler to share with a guest