Monday, February 7, 2011

1000 Gifts - 111 - 120 PLUS! A giveaway!!

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111. Living in a climate where we have just a couple "cold" days every year. The change of pace is nice, but it's pretty nice knowing that within a day or two, the temperatures will be back to normal.

112. For beautiful days like yesterday and today when the sun is shining, the temperature is exquisite (66 as I type this on Sunday afternoon) and the birds are singing.

113. For this song, which has been continually running through my head since I REALLY heard it for the first time last weekend. (As an aside - if you should ever get a chance to go to a Holy Homes conference with Clay and Renee Crosse, you should do it. Maybe I'll post about it sometime.)

114. I've probably been thankful for this before, but Sonic unsweet tea with raspberry is a definite gift!

115. As is sugar-free mocha latte from Sertino's.

116. For sunflower seeds.

117. For listening to my oldest explain the gospel to my youngest this morning in church. He asked her a question and she answered it perfectly, in terms he could understand.

118. For being able to go on a field trip this week to see and hear a performance geared towards children from our local symphony, and for getting a real appreciation for the love the oldest has of music.

119. For my middle one, who is very excited about having a date with me. We had to postpone it due to the weather this week, and when I told her about rescheduling it and made definite plans, she was so excited. I'm excited too!

120. For Ann Voskamp's book - One Thousand Gifts: A Dare To Live Fully Right Where You Are. I just started reading it ... and WOW. What a challenge ... and what a blessing.

And with that said -- GIVEAWAY ALERT!!! I want you to experience this book as well, so I bought a copy for you! Well, for one of you, anyway! Just leave a comment on this post to be entered, and make sure I have a way to contact you if you should win. I will close comments Tuesday night and will post the winner Wednesday morning.


Sarah said...

I have enjoyed reading these posts from you! It's a great reminder to focus on the blessings in life!

Micah said...

Oh my goodness that song brings me to tears EVERY. TIME. I hear it.
And yay for a giveaway!!! Put my name in the hat. :)

The Cummings Family said...

I've been wanting to pick up this book but just haven't been able to yet! It sounds like a wonderful encouragement!

Anonymous said...

#117 made me feel all smiley inside. You have wonderful kids Mel...and your kids have wonderful parents.

Di (you know how to find me LOL)

Rachel said...

I'm inspired by your list of gratefulnesses. #119 is a challenge to me to arrange dates with each of my littles.

Becca said...

I have been following Ann's blog for a couple of years now. She can just make you feel peace. Thanks for sharing your thankful list. It helps me focus too.

Natasha said...

Sounds like a great book. So glad you are enjoying When God Winks!

Hillary said...

Thank you for encouraging us to have an attitude of gratitude! I enjoy reading your blog!

Hillary Austin

Joy said...

what a wonderful list of blessings you have. I will be working on mine in just a few. Thanks for stopping by and visiting my place. Blessings to you.

Jennifer said...

Melanie! I didn't know you had a blog! I just happened to stumble upon from someone else's blog!

Another Sonic beverage to be grateful for is cherry limeade. Millie has finally started to enjoy it, too, so now I have a happy hour buddy! :)

Following you now! :)

Barb said...

119...what a proud mommy moment. <3

MrsH said...

Hi I just found Ann's blog today and I have decided to start my own journey toward 1000 gifts even though I have not read the book. I am so encouraged to see so many people wanting to look for the blessings that God gives us daily! Be blessed :)