One Thousand Gifts (541-600)

October 23, 2009 at 10:04 am


Another day to spend some time cultivating a list of things I’m thankful for…to awaken my sense of contentment, joy, and being cared for by a loving God.  What may become an annual tradition with me and the autumn months.  It changes my heart and life…every time.  On with the list:

541.  This post.

542.  Processing this photo I took on a fall walk yesterday on someone’s porch:


543.  Fall mugs

544.  New pumpkins.  Excitement over them.

545.  Two cups of coffee.

546.  Time to procrastinate.  Ahhhh…

547.  Health (I’ll say it again!)  Thank you, Lord, for every day of it!

548.  Calls from The Hub.

549.  Sweet people on the phone.

550.  Little girl birthday party excitement.

551.  Kids doing community service projects and meeting to pray.

552.  Great Sunday School Teachers (we love Cathy!).

553.  Opportunities to use gifts and talents by grace

554.  Reminders.

555.  Fresh Ideas/Challenges/Inspiration

556.  Joyful people who don’t know any better.

557.  Happy vegetable stand people.

558.  Shovels.

559.  Dirt under nails.

560.  Sore legs.

561.  Herbies for trash.

562.  Husband who empty out the weeds I filled the herbie with so the trash will fit.

563.  Husbands who have learned to fix toilets and can make them stop dripping.  PRAISE THE LORD!

564.  Knowing where the cordless phones are.

565.  Charged up cell phones.

566.  Seeing runners run in more rain than I would.

567.  a good watch.

568.  a favorite silver ring or two for seasons.

569.  comfy jeans

570.  hair growing long…finally.  I might make it this time!

571.  Good hair clips.

572.  a daughter who lets me fix her hair every morning this year.

573.  good office help.

574.  good tennis shoes.

575.  thoughts of buying a new scarecrow…the hub says we need a new one.

576.  hopes of finding pansies to plant.

577.  seeing crab grass go bye-bye, and hopes that it will stay gone a while!

578.  out with the old…

579.  outside lights decorated for fall.

580.  thoughts of my dad coming Monday to fix my treadmill.

581.  seeing the kids devour my chocolate chip-pumpkin bread this year and wanting to take it to school for “treat”

582.  plants that produce chocolate chips in a peanut free zone

583.  new athletic suits on the boys

584.  new sweater for the girl in “smoke” color.

585.  a good tutoring session with Boy Wonder in Geometry basic, Calculus, and Algebra for A-team testing…he asked!

586.  I remembered some of it!

587.  ways to hide paper stacks.

588.  pizza night

589.  Fall festivals.

590.  Anticipation

591.  wire baskets with fruit.

593.  small calendars

594.  functional technology.

595.  lists

596.  patience for photos

597.  family

598.  good books waiting

599.  good authors

600.  round numbers to stop lists on for the morning


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One Thousand Gifts (521-540) Mid November 2009 Update



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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