Monday, December 27, 2010

christmas week (# 212 - 226 of 1000 gifts)

212. Ann's book on my Kindle app. (So very good to read the story behind 1000 Gifts, to discover the inner desperation that sparked Ann's search, and to have my eyes opened to the potential of habitual gratefulness.)

213. Christmas pies that leak sticky goodness all over the floor of my oven.

214. Tin foil on the bottom of that oven.

215. The person who invented tin foil.

216. The holiday smell of hubby's cabbage rolls.

217. Our peaceful, twinkly livingroom on late afternoons in December.

218. Teachers who learn from their students.

219.  My friend's words about Christmas:
Though it’s easy to see God as harsh and judgmental, even dangerous, in the Old Testament, think about Christmas.  What could be more tender than a baby? ...When God intervened in our messy world, he came as tender as tender can be.  He was handing us his baby.
(Read all of "That's Christmas" by Jill Hoskyn).

220.  Scent for me under the tree (Estee Lauder, I *heart* you!).

221. Hubby is liking his gift (but then, who wouldn't like an iPad).

222. A super-special gift to me from son (love that kid!!)

223. A safe drive through a mountain fairyland, to Christmas No.2.

224. Being part of a special act of worship -- the dedication of our grandbabies.

225. Christmas No. 2 with the two most handsome and lovable grandboys on earth.

226. A crystal-shiny and cold  walk this morning beside the North Thompson -- with my best friend.

If you'd like to join me and many others collecting One Thousand Gifts, please do. Some members of this gratefulness community post their gifts on blogs, while others list them in private journals. Instructions on how to join are here.

Ann's book One Thousand Gifts: A Dare to Live Fully Right Where You Are is releasing in January. But you can get the Kindle version -- even give it along with a gift card from Ann --  now!


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