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UpLIFTing GIFTing ~ The Capture Continues…

As I mentioned last week, I am re-reading One Thousand Gifts.  Better yet, I’m re-reading it along with twelve friends who are first-time readers.  We began informally meeting once a month to discuss a chapter.  To say we are having a blast is a vast understatement.

While sitting in our crude circle, blessings flow, gifts are shared and thanksgiving, joy and grace ~Eucharisteo ~ flow like warm water from a spring.  Our rejoicing goes beyond us.  It reaches, encourages and uplifts those in which we share the circle.  We’re reminded:  We serve the same Father, one who does not play favorites.  All of us are blessed above and beyond what we should be.  How amazing!  How humbling!

The capture continues…

a gift at breakfast, lunch, dinner:

  •  566.  serving my son breakfast in bed to celebrate his day off from school because of President’s Day…
  • 567.  a lazy “choose your own lunch” day ~ you choose it, I’ll make it…
  • 568.  dinner together…

3 gifts white:

  • 569.  freshly painted trim in my husband’s office…
  • 570.  floating clouds which wreak of spring, not winter…
  • 571.  an early birthday card, light white with beautiful writing…

3 gifts that changed today:

  • 572.  an appointment changed allowing me to get caught up at home…
  • 573.  our ladies bible study ~ What Happens When Women Say Yes To God by Lysa TerKeurst ~ ended its successful 6-week run…
  • 574.  lunch plans changed allowing me to carve out precious reading time…

a gift of tin, of glass, of wood:

  • 575.  tin foil which covers a meal made by loving and capable hands…
  • 576.  a cool glass of iced tea with lemon and sweet ‘n low…
  • 577.  a new paperback book, anxious to be read…

3 gifts before 11 am:

  • 578.  rejoicing that my son loves reading so much he holds a book in one hand while brushing his teeth with the other…
  • 579.  a meeting delayed giving me an extra hour at home…
  • 580.  finished season two of Downton Abbey on PBS, finding myself poised and ready for season three to begin…

a gift nearly worn out, a gift new, a gift made-do:

  • 581.  a blanket which travels the world with me…
  • 582.  a beautiful edible fruit arrangement from my sweet niece and nephew in honor of my birthday…
  • 583.  used a gift card for my birthday dinner ~ nice…

3 gifts seen in reflections:

  • 584.  celebrating the gift of 42 years…
  • 585.  seeing the amazing resemblance my son and I share…
  • 586.  noticing thin lines which indicate a life well lived…

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