Thursday, November 07, 2013

Thankful Thursday

Counting blessings with Ann Voskamp today ...
a scavenger hunt for God's glory! 

3 gifts eaten - when "more is more":
whole wheat toast with crunchy peanut butter melting as it is spread
enchiladas with fresh spinach and tons of onions
hand-mixed guacamole - bad breath in a bowl;)

3 gifts worn around a camp fire:
rubber boots
cozy hoodie
the smudge of s'mores on two fingers and my chin

3 gifts that start with N:
naked baby
new diaper after a warm bath
"nighty-night" kisses

a gift gathered:
girls around the book in Philip's hands ... leaning in to see all the pictures

a gift given:
kind words when silence is cheaper

a gift good:
a Loving Father who never leaves and never changes

3 gifts acorn-small:
my wedding ring ... forever grateful for all that it represents
cheerios for the high-chaired snacker
halls cough drops ... I feel like I've had one between my cheek and gums for months

3 gifts government:
freedom to stand up and speak
freedom to bow down and worship
opportunities to trust and obey the only Sovereign One

3 gifts from my window:
pumpkins bridging these happy months
a view of the brush pile that will be a fun bonfire soon
the difference in temperature on each side of the glass ... comfort and joy

You may print Ann's November Joy Dare here: 

Research concludes that writing down just 3 things for which you are grateful increases your happiness by 25%! Who doesn't want that!? And giving thanks in all things is a God-command for our joy. Let's DO this thing! If you're not a words person, these could be used as photography prompts too:)