Sunday, May 15, 2011

The First Ten . . .

It's felt really crazy the last month or so.

There've been engagements, baby announcements (I'm gonna be an aunt !), retirements (congrats to my dad !), wedding hoopla (showers & weddings upcoming !), and too many sympathy cards sent & calling hours/funerals attended . . . plus the usual wacko-ness that is work !
The good, the bad, and the ugly indeed !

In the midst, I've been very slowly making my way through this book. In the section I've read so far, the author talks about how " . . . deep joy is found only at the table of thanksgiving," and how the "height of our joy is dependent on the depth of our thanks." She also started a list of 1,000 gifts: "not of gifts I want, but of gifts I already have."

While sitting in my craft room with the kitties yesterday, taking a break from knitting (the "Summer Breeze" sweater is nearing completion !), I grabbed a pen and started my list on the back of an Anthropologie catalog . . .

1. A steaming cup of coffee

2. Soul food songs

3. Laundry fresh from the dryer

4. Peaceful face of a sleeping cat

5. Dresses (they make me feel girlie & pretty !)

6. The click of my knitting needles at work

7. Lush green of the leaves & grass when it rains

8. Creamy sweet taste of dark chocolate

9. Color

10. The smell of wool yarn

So, what's on your list ??!!??!!

Happy Monday !

1 comment:

{amy} said...

A few of my blog friends have done this, too. 1,000 seems overwhelming to me, but I keep thinking about giving it a try! I like your list so far!

It was good to see Jack last week, though I'm sorry for the reason he was in town. Funerals are no fun.