Discovering Gratitude in
Small, Daily Miracles &
A Poem For 30 Days of Gratitude
Rain drizzles to the ground; and dark clouds float through the sky.
Cold seeps my bones.
Then suddenly, the sun breaks through
Flowers brighten; herbs smell sweetly on my wagon.
Surviving the first frost.
Unexpected blessings linger everywhere
My daughter’s beauty shines despite her morning grumpiness.
Business fills my day as I rush here and there running errands for my family.
My family….. a husband whose embrace warms me and whose smile fills me with joy.
Pets that pitter-patter through the house.
A sweet friend found in a little dog who cannot be separated from me and
Insists on jumping in bed at night to snuggle.
Bibles and books fill my living room table with inspiring reads.
Music swirls in the air; songs of praise and beauty
I find unexpected blessings everywhere.
Ephesians 5:19-20 (ASV)
Speaking one to another in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs,
singing and making melody with your heart to the Lord;
20 giving thanks always for all things in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ to God, even the Father;
As we approach the Holy Season of Advent, first I fix my mind on thankfulness. Thankfulness is a state of being. It is part of the cross that we deliberately choose to pick up each day as we follow Christ. To celebrate Thankfulness, I have created a Fall Bible study and journey that I invite you to join with me.
As I write this series, I am also joining Jennifer Dukes Lee’s 30 Days of Gratitude Challenge. Her beautiful graphic below lists 30 daily gratitude topics on which I will base each day’s post this month.
Even though the posts will be short, I plan to pack them with inspiration and Scriptural truths as we lead up to the Thanksgiving holidays and then flow into Christmas. This series is my gift to you.