Wednesday, October 21, 2009

One Thousand Gifts

Anne shared this quote day before yesterday:

"If anyone would tell you the shortest, surest way to all happiness and all perfection, he must tell you to make a rule to yourself to thank and praise God for everything that happens to you.

It is certain that whatever seeming calamity happens to you, if you thank and praise God for it, you turn it into a blessing.

If you could work miracles, therefore, you could not do more for yourself than by this thankful spirit. It heals and turns all that it touches into happiness."

William Law, A Serious Call to a Devout and Holy Life

I was convicted and decided to renew my attempt to list my many gifts. As often as possible.

7. Black crows on colored maple against blue sky

8. Grocery shopping that is finally done (at least for a day or two)

9. Bella sleeping quietly

And Rosie's list :^)

1. A mommy and a daddy

2. A big Jesus

3. Brothers and sisters


Anonymous said...

"A big Jesus." I love that she said he is big.

Terri said...

Amen! I love making lists of things to be happy about.