Monday, December 6, 2010

Gratitude is Happiness Doubled by Wonder!

“I would maintain that thanks
are the highest form of thought,
and that gratitude is happiness
doubled by wonder.”
- G. K. Chesterton

Additions to my gratitude list follow....

11.  Beautiful Snowflakes under a low-power microscope 

12.  Grandbabies, cuddly and sweet

13.  Children grown and children still growing

14.  Freedom to home school , books and ideas and energy to teach

15.  Big girls who walk and pray with me each morning - carrying the spiritual burdens together and
          fighting the good fight side by side.

16.  First letters strung together into words - another little one reading

17.  sledding hill and snowmen

18.  A nativity play put on by little ones 

19.  money for this week's bills and groceries

20.  A son who has been away, returned home

21.  Answers to prayers for family and friends

22.  Hugs and more hugs from the youngest

23.  Putting puzzles together--together

24.  A feast of books to read and a fascinated audience

25.  Dark winter evenings to spend together

26.  Candlelight dinner and soft music for Shabbat dinner

27.  Warm flannel and denim dresses and a long, warm winter coat

28.  The Word of God - new every morning

29.  Forgiveness and healing

30.  A church to belong in, to love in, to serve in

I started this list discouraged, meaning to find 10 things to be thankful for--the list easily doubled to 20--God is good and there is much to be thankful for!   

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