Tuesday, February 15, 2011

One Thousand Gifts

About two weeks ago I began reading Ann Voskamp's book titled, "One Thousand Gifts." I just finished chapter three and let me just say, this book is a huge eye-opener. In her book Ann says, "I discover that slapping a sloppy brush of thanksgiving over everything in my life leaves me deeply thankful for very few things in my life." As I am reading her book I begin to realize the truth of this statement. Ann began to list all the small things she was thankful and working her way to one thousand...but the journey continued. Now Ann has written this book and continues to blog about the things she is thankful for on her blog, A Holy Experience. I encourage you to check out her book and also her blog. It may just lead you to your own epiphany!
As for me, I will be starting my "hunt" for things to be thankful for today. Sometimes I will list here and sometimes I will be just writing them down on scrap paper, etc. I will let you know when I get to ONE THOUSAND!

Until next time, may Christ's love and blessings be upon you and yours!


  1. Popped over here from WLW's linkup - you have a lovely blog! I enjoyed your post; a friend of mine just recommended the same book to me over the weekend - now I think I will have to read it for sure! Have a blessed day ~ Collette

  2. Collete,
    Thank you! Yes you should definitely check out the book. Also, if you pick it up in time check out the (in)courage website. <--click the button on the right hand side of my blog and it will take you there. They are having a bi-weekly discussion of the chapters. It just started last week I believe. Thanks again for stopping by.

  3. I cannot wait to get this book. I just ordered it today after so many talking about it. :)

  4. @Sherry- That is awesome! You won't be disappointed! Thanks for stopping by my blog!