28. A nation at peace. We have just gone through remembrance of 9/11 a few days ago in America. I am very thankful we are not fearful for our family’s lives each and everyday. Some families deal with this moment by moment or have friends that have been the recipients of terrorist attacks.
29. God’s gift of a body that heals itself. What a wonderful blessing!
30. A chance to get to know the elderly, 90+ years old and older; and even though there be manyl funerals to attend, it helps me realize that life is very precious. Knowing that we only are allotted a set amount of years to be on the earth, it helps me to value every moment.
Ecclesiastes 7:2 It is better to go to the house of mourning, than to go to the house of feasting: for that is the end of all men; and the living will lay it to his heart.
31. My sister’s healing of breast cancer, her courage, her faith. I am thankful that through it all, she reached out to others who were discouraged about their health situations, lifting them up. What an example! It also teaches me to take care of myself – something I woefully lack.
2 Corinthians 1:4 Who comforteth us in all our tribulation, that we may be able to comfort them which are in any trouble, by the comfort wherewith we ourselves are comforted of God.
Each week, I join in with hundreds of other bloggers to add to my list of One Thousand Gifts. Ann Voskamp, who started the Gratitude Community, has recently written a book called One Thousand Gifts: A Dare to Live Fully Right Where You Are. Please, if you can, get your hands on your own copy of this book. Ann offers much food for thought in this beautifully written book.
If you want know more about the book, you should visit the website called (in)courage. Their book club has been featuring videos of Ann discussing each chapter of her of her book. You can watch the videos HERE.