1000 Gifts: 378-430

November 6, 2008 at 10:02 am Leave a comment

  • Rust colored leaves
  • A light breeze
  • A morning walk
  • Tennis with my son
  • New sidewalks
  • Blue skies
  • Golden Yellow
  • Driving with the windows down
  • Long Sleeved Shirts
  • Curly Headed Son
  • Son:  Perseverance learning to serve tennis balls
  • Cereal
  • Peace
  • Purple Children’s Dimetapp
  • Closets getting cleaned (motivation)
  • Time with my husband
  • Blessings
  • Allergy meds
  • New Socks
  • Laundry caught up
  • Less
  • Clean windows
  • Ability to clean
  • A good night’s sleep
  • The Holy Spirit, Teacher, Encourager, Prodder
  • Reading with my son long books; the closeness it brings, hugs, warmth, tenderness
  • Hysterical arguments between children (on whether it feels like Tuesday or not)
  • Kid’s cleaning up their own cereal and poptarts
  • Someone else feeding the dog for me
  • A bath last night…extra time to sleep in today
  • Getting my hair highlighted
  • New carpet
  • Good workers who don’t smoke around the house
  • New blacktop
  • Dreams for flower beds beginning
  • Friendly people to play tennis with of all ages
  • Labrador retrievers
  • Progress
  • Gas prices lower
  • Prayer that works
  • Caring friends
  • A fresh bag of pecans for pies I’d been wanting, brought to church and offered to me at half the grocery price
  • Hannah Whittall Smith, and women like her
  • Better days
  • Goals
  • Health
  • Thanksgiving…how it makes me want to return the joy
  • “by prayer and petition WITH THANKSGIVING”…the “the peace of God will guard your hearts and minds in Christ Jesus”.  How Thanksgiving, deliberate thanks is putting  a guard over my mind and heart
  • People who listen to me vent with patience ears
  • Moms who stand firm and correct other children who need it.
  • Clean Hair & Fresh shaves

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I am married to the love of my life, as we raise three children, learning the ways of grace.


Magnanimity (derived from the Latin roots magn- great, and anima, soul) is the virtue of being great of mind and heart. It encompasses, usually, a refusal to be petty, a willingness to face danger, and actions for noble purposes. Its antithesis is pusillanimity. Both terms were coined by Aristotle, who called magnanimity "the crowning virtue."

Noah Webster's 1828 Dictionary of the American Language defines Magnanimity as such:

MAGNANIM'ITY, n. [L. magnanimitas; magnus, great, and animus, mind.] Greatness of mind; that elevation or dignity of soul, which encounters danger and trouble with tranquillity and firmness, which raises the possessor above revenge, and makes him delight in acts of benevolence, which makes him disdain injustice and meanness, and prompts him to sacrifice personal ease, interest and safety for the accomplishment of useful and noble objects.[1] (Source: Wikipedia)



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