Your duty is to sanctify yourself. Yes, even you. Who thinks that this task is only for priests and religious? To everyone, without exception, our Lord said: Be ye perfect, as my heavenly Father is perfect. St. Josemaria

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

One Thousand Gifts

Have you seen this book? One Thousand Gifts, I think I am the last one to know about it. A friend lend it to me. Now I understand when I see on different blogs, a list of things they are grateful for. The book, in my thoughts is a bit hard to follow b/c of her writing style and I am not finish but I understand what she is trying to get through.

A friend dare her to write 1,000 things that she is grateful that God has given her. I thought, ok, I can do that. Something new. So I got a notebook, wrote the date and started my list. In all honestly, I am very surprise how I tend to see somethings a bit different in just seeing how God has given me so much. From simple things as the sun on cold days to the smile of my husband every morning. To the very wet backyard to the tulips coming up, to the wire of my computer to the touch of my very wire 2 year old.

I stop seeing what I don't have, such as another child. That has been the hardest thing this past year and with every month that goes by, I am without another child. But I have to see that God is giving me more than I will ever be grateful for. So here is to my One Thousand Gifts..

Why don' t you join me in writing your 1, 000 gifts. You don't have to put them in public for all to share, just write them down. Writing them down is another gift from God!


melody said...

I have noticed, too, that the way I look at things has been affected by reading this book. I am learning to look for gratitude in places I have not looked before.

+JMJ+ said...

Adding you to my daily prayers to St. Gerard.