By taking the time each week to not just count the blessings but to record them allows me to really see how full my life is. There are troubles but by focusing on the positive, those troubles may not disappear, but they fade, the become manageable. Are you counting your blessings? Join me and many others over at Ann's in the "Joy Dare"
3 gifts reflecting
the morning sun through the window...splashing colour across the floor, her intent little face in the mirror as she brushes her own hair making it 'just right', glimpses of myself in her
3 gifts fragile
the little lives that are entrusted to me daily, the tiny rose bush which survived the winter months, letters and poems found on scraps of paper in an old family Bible
a gift cloth, steel, wood
clothes....some new and some "new to us", a new washer and dryer to keep those clothes clean, the hand-me-down dressers that house all those clothes
3 gifts moving
the clouds in the sky bringing the springtime rain, the trees in the wind that gets warmer as the months pass, the swings with happy children playing
3 gifts 'ugly beautiful'
the wilting lily that is a reminder of a glorious celebration of Jesus' death and Resurrection...saving me! the boys and girls that hang out at the YFC center who's home life is rough and so they become rough but ache inside and we have the opportunity to plant seeds of love, a life that God transformed...that only He could transform
3 gifts orange
the morning glass full of vitamin C, his favorite colour which matches his bright personality, the evening sky as the sun sets
3 gifts in dirt
flowers beginning to bloom as we move into May, knees after afternoon outdoor play, dandelions which become 'bouquets' for anyone willing to accept.