One Thousand Gifts (491-520)

October 21, 2009 at 10:23 am


List of 1000 Gifts: (491-520)

Here’s a link to more about what’s behind the “gifts list”:

I hope you read what’s on the link, for I cannot say it better, and the heart of the site is so warming.

And so, I begin again where I left off last fall…thanking God, attempting to cultivate a heart of thanksgiving by His grace, in a season of thanksgiving, for all the little things he graces me with each day as I see it…

491. perfect coffee today and time to drink it 492. no fever in the house 493. a 70s fall day 494. surprised by the fullness of color in just two days, having missed driving the kids to school since last Friday with Red having been sick. 495. quiet house 🙂 496. children to tend to 497. moist chicken breast, mashed potatoes, green beans, mac & cheese, Sister Shubert rolls and a table full of family last night 498. cleaning the ‘sick sheets’…fresh smells in the house 499. lime green coffee cup 500. favorite sweaters 501. comfie jeans 502. field trips 503. goals for the day 504. a slower pace 505. normalcy 506. health: bagdad report, larry pop is okay–home this week for dr. clearance before returning. 507. new tshirt for Nate he’s excited about (Phineos and Furb) 508. Godilock’s pride making academic team captain this meet (yeah!) 509. Boy Wonder’s pride over publishing the yearbook for school on STLP, showing me the software this am. 510. Cinnamon Poptartarts 511. Lucky Charms 512. Golden Grahams Cereal 513. Brownies 514. Football Season-Scrapbooking Season 515. Clean Floors (soon to be, I hope) 516. Blue Skies 517. Fall Scenes 518. Mums 519. Corn stalks 520. Grace–time for everything, a holy pace…by grace alone.

Entry filed under: Everyday.

Thank You Fall Break…Now I’m Ready One Thousand Gifts (521-540)



Sifting the joy from the mundane:

recording, photographing, learning, creating.

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)



"We shall not waste our time in looking for extraordinary experiences in our life, but live by pure faith, ever watchful and ready for His coming by doing our day-to-day duties with extraordinary love and devotion." ~Mother Teresa



"Yesterday is gone. Tomorrow has not come. We have only today. Let us begin." ~Mother Teresa




A kind heart is a fountain of gladness, making everything in it's vicinity freshen into smiles. --Washington Irving




When you get into a tight place and everything goes against you, till it seems as though you could not hang on a minute longer, never give up then, for that is just the place and time that the tide will turn. -Harriet Beecher Stowe


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