Sunday #3: 298

October 27, 2008 at 6:37 am Leave a comment

The Gratitude Project

299.  Just ran across this recipe for Panera Bread’s Broccoli and Cheddar soup reading this post on this blog.  I am elated about this discovery.

300.  A blanket wrap scarf wool thing my mom passed on to me last year I’m wrapped in right now.  Makes it so nice at the computer with a blanket is bulky.

301.  Kids who call down from upstairs for help with something in the night…sweet, tender, child-voices.

302.  Husband catching up on work in my background…so diligent.

303.  Me, still dealing with throbbing headache.  Planning on adding Naproxen #2.

304.  Motivation to work, even though I don’t feel up to working at the moment.  Being caught up enough for grace to catch me when I can’t.

305.  My rock, with the word, “IR*Q” penciled on it, thrown in a basket tonight.  “For some, trusting God is an immediate ordeal, for others, it is a process.”  Thank you.  I am a “process” person right now, and that’s okay.  Faith is a journey, not a destination.  Enjoy and learn from the journey, don’t despise it.  Lessons learned from wise people I’ve learned from.

306.  A new front window and grass blowing outside it.

307.  Seasons that change and refresh us with variety of challenges (freeze warning tonight).

308.  Desire to save perinneals a few more days, but knowing their time has come, though they are still in gorgeous, beautiful bloom. Knowing my limits of time and energy compels me to let go earlier than usual this year.

309.  Schedule change, opening up one afternoon this week.

310.  Inspiration

311.  Signs that say “welcome”.

312.  Fingernail clippers.

313.  Wind chimes

314.  Hot tea with honey

315.  The book “If You Want to Walk On Water, You’ve Got to Get Out of the Boat” by Jon Ortberg

317.  Houseshoes with sequins on them from a friend

318.  Plenty of cotton long sleeve shirts for this winter (I’ve found what I like best as a staple shirt for cool-cold weather, and that’s a great thing).

319.  Things in their place.  (I can’t find my desk finger nail clippers at this moment).

320.  The Hub got to go on the hayride with me on Wednesday night and we saw this sunset together.  It was beautiful…the biggest sky up there on the hill I think I’ve ever seen in my whole life.

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