One Thousand Gifts (521-540)

October 23, 2009 at 9:46 am


521-hot water brewing my whistle tea kettle the kids got me for my birthday last year for fresh tea

522 Field Kentuckiana ham on sale for sandwiches, deli-sliced; a break from turkey {yeah!}

523 preparing to run by doing chores first until it warms, fresh smell of clean kitchen floor

524 low fat sour cream (okay, and a few chips)

525 hopes for clean carpets today, vacuum out and waiting.

526 a fresh-ish head of lettuce in the fridge for my sandwich (always a treat when it’s ‘still good enough’)

527 thankful music from Ann’s website preparing me for Thanksgiving…running in the background of chores, emails, facebook, planning, calling…

528 getting to break from Podrunner Interval and use my own music this week (by choice).  Hoping to hit a 5K this week after 11 weeks hitting the trail 3xs a week by the grace of God I’ve not missed my weekly goal yet.  By the GRACE.  OF.  GOD.  Seriously.

529 “hope that does not disappoint because of the love that has been poured out in our hearts by the Holy Spirit”

530 small steps in the right direction…

531 a disc full of photos to smile about

532  fall leaf photos

533 celebrating

534 quiet baths

535 helps

536 back-up plans

537 sharing

538 finger nail polish remover 🙂  (which I need to use)

539 children excited about going to the park on a warm day

540  curling irons (which I need to use)


Entry filed under: Everyday.

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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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