Learn to take pleasure and joy in the Simple things of life!
Open your mouth and begin to thank God for his grace towards youl Thank him for every good thing that he has brought into you life. Thank him, thank him, and thank him again. Joy is the result of a thankful heart. A thankful heart is the result of a person who decides to give thanks. So say, "Thank you, God, for . . . " ~ Debi Pearl
I think that is why Ann Voskamp's book, One Thousand Gifts resonates with so many people. With her thrilling prose, she teaches us to look for God's grace gifts in everyday life and to take the time to actually count the gifts that we tend to overlook as we rush through our days. As we slow down and take time to notice and thank the Giver for these little blessings, we discover a simple, yet profound, Joy, that previously eluded us.
I recently downloaded the 1000 Gifts App, which is Free (that's Gift #1!) and makes it even easier to capture and share the blessings we encounter each and every day!
Here are a couple of the little treasures and simple pleasures that have brought me joy in recent days:
~ Beautiful dishes picked up at a local thrift store! What a simple pleasure - to eat on seashell dishes - when you live on the coast! :)
~ Perfect sand dollars found at the beach! I bleached them and lined them up in the sun to dry, where they captured Hannah's attention!
Beautiful blooms on the Hibiscus plant I brought back from my Mom's house!
This beautiful starfish flexi -- perfect for summer!
What simple pleasures have been bringing you joy lately??
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