my list-dare was completed. the dare to list one thousand gifts (blessings).
over elation just doesn't describe it.
as i stared out that truck window after slowly jotting down that thousandth gift from God, the world looked bright. cars rolled by on that big ole interstate road and i ponder what the people inside them were missing.
had anyone else seen that pop of color in the bright orange excavator against those green trees?
had anyone else tasted the goodness of God when they tasted that free sucker from winn-dixie as i had?
had anyone also stopped to ponder how blessed they were to have such good friends that openly loved them?
do we realize what we're missing when we choose not to count the ways God blesses us every day? do we fear that if we begin to count the gifts that the list would end much sooner than expected?
but the truth i've so hungrily searched for and joyfully found is this: the gift list never ends.
because God is good.
because He wants to bless us.
He chooses to bless us by putting these joy-gifts in our day to day lives.
so i continue my search. and i continue the list. it won't stop at one thousand. or two, or five, or twenty thousand. as longs as eyes are open wide, the gifts will continually be there in my life and yours too. i will continue to write them, by His grace. will you?
1000. happiness counting the gifts brings to life
1001. sitting in the church foyer laughing with buddies
1002. good counsel
1003. reading a Bible verse in my daily reading that applies to my life at that moment
1004. finding a whisper mode on my phone and having no idea what it's for but using it just for fun anyways
1005. trying to group call buddies sitting right beside me
1006. having no worries
1007. brother and i playing jokes on each other
1008. tasty fruit
1009. a cleaned out purse
1010. getting the ironing done and earning some money while doing it