16 November 2009

Practicing the Song

We're trying to practice the song of gratitude in our family. Following Ann's lead, I purchased a simple spiral pad for our own gratitude journal. Right now it lives on the kitchen table so that we can remember to jot down our thanks as they come to mind.

One thing I'm learning is that on the grumpy days, I need to keep my list more than ever. I need it, I need it.

Here are some from the family's continuing list.

0127
eggs

0128
pizza

0129
rain

0130
snow

0131
Thanksgiving

0132
my mom and dad and grandparents who went home to see their dogs (this was written in Lucy's special script and translated by me)

0133
food

0134
family

0135
baboons

0136
monkeys

0137
fresh bread and butter

0138
very helpful and fun son/mom time

0139
cake

0140
siblings

0141
popcorn and hot chocolate

0142
soda

0143
cheese (are you beginning to sense the food theme? these come from one son in particular.)

0144
Theo so he will get better (Lucy)

0145
musical birthday cards! They give hours of fun!

0146
a fresh gallon of milk in the fridge when you think you're out

0147
trees and oxygen and carbon dioxide

0148
Memaw (that's the children's great-grandmother)

0149
brothers playing football happily

0150
folded laundry

0151
unfolded laundry because it means we have plenty of clothes to wear!

0152
that God doesn't leave us like we are.

"We're not all that we should be, but we're so much better than we used to be." Our pastor says this all the time. He is at work, changing us.
Come, Holy Spirit, come!


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6 comments:

  1. I live in the Central Oregon desert. Always wondered what New England would be like. Enjoyed your list.

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  2. Amen! He certainly doesn't leave us like we are..... He makes us a NEW CREATION!

    Glad you joined! Great list!

    Scribbling Thanks,
    Heather

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  3. Ha Ha! I love the food theme. Mine tend to be like that too, only it comes from me. So thankful for our daily bread and the Bread that comes down from heaven. Thanks for joining our community!

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  4. Chris wondered if said boy thought this list was more of a grocery list. or maybe he is just also thankful for grocery lists.

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  5. Jenny,
    Hilarious! I certain he is VERY grateful for ALL groceries.

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  6. Beautiful list and a fantastic title. I can see I am really going to enjoy reading your blog. May all the best blessings be yours and your family's..
    John
    http://dailygraces.wordpress.com
    http://johnmcgeough.wordpress.com

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