One thousand gifts.
One way to reconnect with gratitude in a weary, overwhelming world.
I’m so grateful I found a site which empowers the embrace of time and love and God’s gifts in the midst of life and where we least expect it.
But for now, here are the first few . . . a fall frenzy of love and emptiness, warmth and creation.
Which is exactly what gratefulness is, after all, right? Gratefulness is God’s creation of the ability to love and behold and believe all wrapped in the brilliance of a fall leaf or the bumpiness of a hedge apple.
All wrapped up for you.
Enjoy the next few images and thoughts. And when you’re done, post a link to thing’s you’re grateful for in the comments section, below. I’d love to oogle and praise and rest in your joys, too, friends.
empty shoes moments ago clung to the heels of a teenage life
not afraid to sink toes into a chilled autumn lake
warped wood weathered smooth by pelting rain and the drizzle of dewdrops
holding hearts with Grandpa
who still takes time to teach us to fish
with homemade dough bait we wrap around hooks with the help of his work worn hands
hands I watched build
whose building hands still mesmerize
wooden posts standing at attention
in a new room for a boy who needs his own space
space which thrills on cloudless azure afternoons
cheering for the common good
the common dream
the home team
hedging out a win
roadside handfuls of bumpy, brainy things
emptying a nest of its dangers
staring at the stingless spaces
and we ride through crunchy leaves
pick through perfect golden patches
scoop out slime
Remember, our Message is not about ourselves; we’re proclaiming Jesus Christ, the Master. All we are is messengers, errand runners from Jesus for you. It started when God said, “Light up the darkness!” and our lives filled up with light as we saw and understood God in the face of Christ, all bright and beautiful. 2 Corinthians 4:6 (TMV)