Friday, January 11, 2013

One Thousand Gifts

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What a book.  Have you ever the pleasure of picking it up?  

"One Thousand Gifts" by Ann Voskamp.  

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When I first grabbed it from the library and began reading I wasn't impressed, but then I realized I was reading too fast which I tend to do quite often so I was missing the 'essence'.  I stopped, closed the book, took a breath, opened it and began reading once again but more mindful and slowly, letting each word sink into my consciousness.


Now I need a copy for myself....for my personal library.  This is the type of book I will pick up again and again, referring to it when I need to draw some strength from something positive.


As in the book, I have taken the challenge of listing a 1000 gifts to be thankful for in my daily life.  Eucharisteo.  My daily journal travels with me wherever I go enabling me to jot down a gift when I see or experience it.  Wanting a journal that had a wire binding was important to me and I found a perfect one at a local store just before Christmas.  This type of binding will allow it to lay flat on my bedside table or on the kitchen counter-top as I prepare meals.  


I will 'Dare to Live Fully Right Where I Am'.  Eucharisteo.  Thanksgiving.  If you are looking to discover 'joy', I urge you to pick up this book and read it.  It is amazing.

Remember to give your loved ones a hug!

12 comments:

  1. I always enjoy reading so I might have to see if my library has this book....thanks for your advice :)

    Hugs,
    Stephanie

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    1. I think you will love it Stephanie!

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  2. I started something like that years ago, but then life got in the way and the journal went into storage. Hope you can keep yours up forever.

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    1. Wouldn't it be interesting to read it now Sharon? I am sure it would bring back many memories! I will certainly try. :0)

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  3. Looks like a wonderful read. Will have to check it out.

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    1. Oh it is Becky. A very touching book. :0)

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  4. Sounds very interesting. I will have to look for it.

    Have a super weekend.

    M :)

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  5. I have wanted this book for so long Debbie. It is on my watchlist on eBay but I haven't bought it yet. You have me inspired to do so now though xx

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  6. Just bought it Debbie, hopefully it doesn't take too long to get here...I follow Ann's blog too, it is really beautiful, I love the way she writes :)

    Have a wonderful weekend

    xx

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  7. Hi Debbie,
    I'm also counting the graces, inspired by One Thousand Gifts! As it happened, I stumbled upon the devotional, with place to write the daily blessings, on Amazon as I was looking on other books ... So I bought a copy to myself.
    I'll be thinking of you when I'll count my gifts today :-)
    Nina

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  8. Sounds like a fascinating book. Recognizing the tender mercies of the Lord brings happiness and gratitude.

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Thanks for taking the time to leave a comment! I love reading all of them. Have a wonderful day.

Debbie

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