Monday, August 16, 2010

Joining the Gratitude Community....Multitude Monday (#1-15)

Gratitude - a feeling of thankfulness or appreciation, as for gifts or favours;
the state of feeling grateful

I have decided to join The Gratitude Community (Click on the link to find out more information) --a place to be inspired by others and what God is doing in their lives, a chance to share my own journey of gratitude, and an opportunity to REMEMBER to be grateful in ALL things. Even if you don't blog, you can join the gratitude community to help in creating a more thankful, joyous world. So every Monday, I will add to my list of 1000 gifts of all the graces God has provided in my life.

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1. Finding a community of people committing to sharing and walking in thankfulness

2. Living life daily with my best friend -- my husband

3. The lady in my home cell who brings home made snacks every week "just because" she wants to (without being asked)

4. Other sweet ladies who clean my kitchen before they leave...also without me asking

5. Morris, my kitty, curling up next to me while I share my gifts

6. Daily revelations from the Father -- just what I need for the day

7. Being encouraged my other women's journeys around the world via blogging

8. Coke Zero (an excellent alternative to Coke -- made the switch almost 8 months ago)

9. My snuggly green blanket

10. Inspirational quotes - “Hope is the thing with feathers, that perches in the soul, and sings the tune without words, and never stops at all.” - Emily Dickenson

11. A heart-warming SMS/Text from a girlfriend

12. Discovery that I REALLY like biltong (South African jerky...well, sort of)

13. Worshipping God with other followers of Jesus

14. Knowing I am loved by the Father

15. Choices -- scary, but freeing too

6 comments:

Misty said... Best Blogger Tips

Welcome to the gratitude community! I'm into 300+ and I love listing my gifts. Some days it's easy and on the bad days it's difficult but necessary to remind myself of the abundance of goodness that God provides us. Love your list and your sweet blog.

Julie said... Best Blogger Tips

Welcome! Glad to see you've joined the Gratitude Community!

I love your #13 and #15. Choices can be very scary!

Looking forward to seeing more!

Blessings
Julie

Laura said... Best Blogger Tips

I'll join in the welcoming. :) I definitely concur with #7. And I love your quote from Emily Dickinson! So true & beautiful.

Kim Hyland said... Best Blogger Tips

It's all been said (the danger of reading previous comments), but I'll say it anyway: welcome, totally concur w/#7, and joining you in thanks for #14!

Jen said... Best Blogger Tips

Thank you so much for your comment! I am SO excited for you! After being in full-time ministry for 13 years, I realized I needed a break. Thankfully, we are a part of a community of people who strongly believe in sabbatical. We meet with a coach every week and that's been really helpful. Lots of processing and upgrades going on. I would love to keep in touch (via email maybe?) with you during your process! I have so many questions regarding where you're at in SA! It's so fun to meet an American living there! Oh, and my brother-in-law and sister-in-law (my husband's brother) are also an African-American couple! She's from the Karoo.

I like biltong, too! It's so much more than jerky but that's too hard to explain to people! Have a great day!

Kim Hyland said... Best Blogger Tips

It's all been said (the danger of reading previous comments), but I'll say it anyway: welcome, totally concur w/#7, and joining you in thanks for #14!

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