I frequently read a great blog by my friend Joy, and today she has a new blog site! It’s a lovely and thoughtful birthday gift from her husband who understands his wife’s love for writing and for her three boys…! You can check it out right here.
Often on Joy’s blog she mentions a book that has changed her life called One Thousand Gifts by Ann Voskamp. I have yet to read the book, but have started making “the list”. This list, according to the author, is born out of seeing the goodness of each moment of life and being grateful for it. In my life I have found that gratitude changes me from the inside out. And I always want to be changing!
Joy’s making her list of 1,000 things she’s grateful for (it’s on her lovely new site too)….and now I’m starting mine. Simply thinking on instances I’ve experienced today and being grateful for them, is causing my heart to be filled with gladness and joy…things like, time with our soon-to-be-daughter-in-law and her parents, wooded lanes and an old barn, new friends, wedding plans and quietness.
Below is a trailer that will make you want to read the book — it certainly had that effect on me. I hope you will sit back, relax and drink in the beauty of its message. It speaks to a place in our heart created by God — a place that calls for us to enjoy the gift of the moment!