Grateful for One Thousand Gifts

1000 Gifts

Here is an practice
Of offer to you
One that will change
Your perspective anew

In these 100 days
Left in this year
Write down 10 blessings
To you that God shared

With focus of soul
Attuning the view
Joy of arising
Peace flowing through

As you go through your day
With gifts that outpour
Your heart will fill fuller
Then it did before

As we start a new year
Our Spirit to lift
For we will be grateful
For one thousand gifts

Bridget A. Thomas

There are 102 days left in 2021. As is often the case with time, this year has seemed to fly by quickly in some ways, yet also seemed to drag by slowly in other ways. When a year is wrapping up, I wonder if I have made the most of my time. Did I cultivate everything I set out to? Or did I waste precious time that I will never get back? No matter how your 2021 has looked, I would like to suggest a way for you to redeem the time that is left.

Nearly nine years ago I read a book called One Thousand Gifts by Ann Voskamp. It is one of my all-time favorite books. In this book the author talks about gratitude and creating a list of โ€œgiftsโ€ or blessings in our lives. (And there is much more to the book. It will truly make youโ€ฆ

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