A Year of Joy

I'm counting to 1000 with Ann Voskamp, author of the blog A Holy Experience ... we are counting our way to joy with intentional gratefulness. My goal is to discover 1000 (or more) things for which I am grateful over the coming year. That means just finding 3 gifts a day ... 3 small things which give me reason to thank my Heavenly Father, the giver of all good gifts.

Please feel free to count along us.

27. Tim Tebow's NFL success again today ... I'm grateful for his Christian influence on my sons.
26. Jon saying that I had no need to fear the judgement of Christ after today's sermon
25. Julia's grey-green eyes sparkling in the light of the kitchen
24. working out with my husband
23. texting with my sister
22. Megan brushing my hair
21. a love for children that aren't biologically mine
20. Bartlett pears
19. the iPhone 4, which my husband gave up for me
18. my husband, well and healthy after a serious illness that nearly took his life
17. learning to sew with 3 daughters
16. my Kindle
15. blueberry bushes from God
14. a Bible for my 39th birthday
13. diamond earrings for my 16th birthday
12. To God be the glory, great things He hath done
11. Worthy of bowing and bending of knees, You are worthy, Father, Creator
10. Blessed Assurance, Jesus is Mine
9. blueberries
8. the piano that I loved to play as a child
7. the hibiscus bush right next to our house
6. my talents ... writing, cooking, teaching, loving
5. my feet, especially when I have a fresh pedicure
4. my blue-gray eyes
3. the fantastic five ... Maddie, Joel, Megan, Nathan and Julia
2. my darling husband, Jon
1. the inspiration of Ann Voskamp for challenging me to take The Joy Dare in 2012