"I would maintain that thanks are the highest from of thought, and that gratitude is happiness doubled by wonder." G. K. Chesterton
One of the gifts I received for my birthday this year ( from daughter, Elissa and son-in-law, Jon ) was the book, "One Thousand Gifts" by Ann Voskamp. A subtitle reads "A Dare to LIVE FULLY right where you are". The book's cover shares the questions Ann asked herself in writing this book, "How do we find joy in the midst of deadlines, debt, drama, and daily duties? What does a life of gratitude look like when your days are gritty, long, and sometimes dark? What is God providing HERE and NOW?"
A gifted writer, Ann has a unique way of storytelling about her life, farming, parenting and more. Through embracing a life of gratitude, she discovers how to find Joy in the midst of the trials life can bring.
I recommend this book highly. To read the first chapter of the book and to learn more about Ann Voskamp go here and go here to read her blog and find free printables. To order the book go to my Book Store on the right sidebar and find the Christian book section. You will be changed for life if you also begin your own journey of seeking 1000 gifts.
Today I am grateful for the gift of this book and journal.