I’m starting my gift list.
Not exactly for Christmas, but because of Christ.
Have you ever considered how many gifts you receive each and every day?
How many times do you stop
and thank the Creator of all that’s good
for the incredible variety of blessing He provides?
While browsing a blog that I hadn’t visited for a long time
which has been a source of rest and inspiration
many times over the years,
I discovered that she has started a
What a glorious way to keep myself focused on
what is Truly Important.
And so I begin
my list of gifts.
Gifts that make my life worth living,
gifts that make my moments holy.
Not gifts that I wish for
but gifts that I have received.
Gifts that bring me back
into Joy and Gratitude.
the wake-up aroma of grapefruit
the tottering steps of a one-year old who stretches her hands to be lifted up
fresh blueberries by the handful
the instant, incandescent joy of a baby’s smile
the smell of wind and sunshine in a basket of clean laundry
lying on my back in the sand while shooting stars blaze the majesty of God
the unexpected hug from my teenaged son
fresh peaches…juicy sunshine running down my chin
the swishing cadence of rain
a dog that does a happy dance just because his people came home
four part harmony
laughing until my sides hurt
a visit from a loved one
holding a friend’s newborn baby
fresh bread baking
Those were the things that made the list this week.
I hope to make this a habit.