Faded Faire

Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Gratitude List

It is January in Kentucky and that means cold weather, gray skies, and a lot of stuff falling from above--snow, rain, sleet, freezing rain.  In January, it is easy for me to forget what a wonderful life I have and how many ways God blesses me.  And this January, the misery and suffering in Haiti lurks just under the surface for me.  Earlier this week, my dear son, David, encouraged me to write a Gratitude List.  Just one page in my journal and I would feel better.  He was right.  Halfway through the page, my heart was lighter and by the bottom I had thought of so many things to be grateful for that I had to scrunch words together and write up the sides.  At the end, my page runneth over and so did my heart.  Here are some of the things for which I am grateful:
A warm house
My down comforter
A roof that does not leak
Food--I am never hungry long
My little lap dogs--they are so excited to see me every time I come home
Warm showers
A reliable car
My David, Missy & Celeste
Beautiful yarn and my knitting
My brothers and sister--how I love and cherish them all
Jesus--the Lord and Saviour of my life (maybe that should have been first)

If you, like me, feel January wearing you down--try making a Gratitude List.  It really works.


Sarah said...

Elaine, I love this idea. God is always blessing and what a great way to keep our eyes open to it.

Thanks for the reminder.

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