Tuesday, November 19, 2013
Thanksgiving and no daily blog? I'm missing it. I'm attempting to count my blessings though. Thankfulness doesn't really come naturally, does it? I adopted the idea of writing down 5 things for which I'm thankful each day before I go to bed. I've done it for 3 years now, and it's fun to go back and look at what was going on in the past. It has become a record of my life in a way. I don't know that it's made me more thankful though. How does one measure that?
I read Ann Voskamp's 1000 Gifts this year, and though I was prepared to not like it, instead I was overwhelmed. I still don't know why it touched me so much, but maybe it's because in many ways she was living my life. I would start crying and then try to figure out why--strange. Anyway, the book is about how learning thankfulness brought grace and peace to her life.
This year, instead of hanging the huge yellow paper from the door, I decided to take a cue from Voskamp and look for specific things for which we are thankful each day. It's been difficult, interesting, and enlightening.