An Attitude of Gratitude

As the summer winds down and the school year starts up, my mind and heart are grateful.

Ann Voskamp, in her book One Thousand Gifts, challenges us to write 1000 things for which we are grateful. This list could contain the beautiful sunrise, morning dew, birds chirping, sun shining through the window across the hardwood floors, dear friends who open their beautiful home, fun co-workers. What are you grateful for today, this summer? May each day our hearts, my heart, have an attitude of gratitude.

“I always thank my God as I remember you in my prayers, because I hear about your faith in the Lord Jesus and your love for all the saints. I pray that you may be active in sharing your faith, so that you will have a full understanding of every good thing we have in Christ. Your love has given me great joy and encouragement, because you, brother, have refreshed the hearts of the saints.” –Philemon 4-7 NIV.


–For what, for whom, are you grateful?

–Consider making a list of 1000 gifts today.


–“…I have learned to be content whatever the circumstances.” –Philippians 3:11b

–“Certain thoughts are prayers. There are moments when, whatever be the attitude of the body, the soul is on its knees.”  –Victor Hugo.


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  1. Another great blog my dear friend!! I love and miss your smiling face!!

  2. Thanks Danya, so many things to be thankful for. Some big, others small. I pray that we will notice more all the good things God puts into our lives so we get to 1,000 gifts.

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