Saturday, July 5, 2014

One Thousand Gifts...part 2

It has been awhile since I have made a post…life has been hectic and much has been occurring lately…it has caused me to reflect often and realize happiness is found most in the simpler things of life.
I am thankful for…
72.  colleagues.
73.  advancement.
74. thunderstorms in the summer.
75. neighbors that are patient.
76. puppies that nuzzle.
77. my students I tutor.
78. my Godchildren.
79. my son’s Godmother.
80. a grandmother, whom I used to not really appreciate, but am learning to accept what and whom she was to move forward and appreciate some good parts about her.
81. reconciling with family members.
82. cleaning.
83. simplifying.
84. being able to breathe.
85. Michele Whitetree!! J
86. the tribe.
87. ancestry.
88. heritage.
89. the future.
90. waking up each morning.
91. sleep.
92. my marriage.
93. fresh chicken eggs.
94. ladybugs.
95. ants.
96. chocolate.
97. sunbeams.
98. cinnamon.
99. turmeric.
100. ginger.
101. vinegar.
102. the presence of the Holy Spirit.
103. the smell of the Holy Spirit.
104. gifts of the Spirit.
105. knowledge.
106. flowers.
107. children who come home.
108. respect.
109. love from years before not returned.
110. unanswered prayers.
111. arguments with the Lord that led me to deeper understanding.
112. arguments with the Lord that lead me to deeper faith.
113. faith of walking on water.
114. faith of moving a mountain.
115. faith in autism.
116. faith in LD.
117. adoption.
118. God placing events in order for my younger child.
119. a husband that loves my children.
120. a husband that wants my children.
121. a husband that is a father to my children.
122. fish!!
123. Love Dove…a gift from my student Grace!
124. a Lord that hides things to protect us.
125. a Lord that shows us truth to teach and lead us.
126. clouds that give you strength.
127. weather that warns you.
128. thunder and lightning.
129. new employment opportunities.
130. old employment.
131. old colleagues who still believe in you.
132. new colleagues who believe in you.
133. publications.
134. presentations.
135. reading.
136. fireworks.
137. our boat.
138. fishing licenses.
139. hunting licenses.
140. voting.
141. children who can choose.
141. the opportunity to fail.
142. the opportunity to mess up.
143. the chance to make things right again.
144. opportunities to apologize.
145. opportunities to forgive.
146. another day.
147. another hour.
148. another minute.
149. another second.
150. Lisa.
151. Liesha.
152. JuJu Bean!!
153. Katie and John.
154. Mandy.
155. MNOs.
156. juice.
157. my grandchild’s giggle.
158. my grandchild’s smile.
159. my grandchild’s feet.
160. door chimes!
161. protection for A when he is in trouble.
162. protection for A’s family when it is needed.
163. praying friends.
164. Seder.
165. Sukkot.
166. HSLDA.
167. LDASC.
168. the board of directors.
169. Chas.
170. camping.
171. snorkeling.
172. Key West.
173. BSA.
174. Learning Ally
175. BookShare
175. BARD
176. Talking Books
177. libraries.
178. church.
179. volunteers.
180. my former students.
181. parents of former students.
182. students to come.
183. homeschool groups.
184. homeschool support.
185. being able to choose my curriculum.
186. being able to work from home.
187. being able to be with my younger child.
188. sleep.
189. rest.
190. herb knowledge.
191. pictures and photographs.
192. my grandchild’s babbles!.
193. that Christ died for me.
194. that He rose for me.
195. that He knew me before I was made.
196. that He calls my name.
197. that the Spirit intercedes for me.
198. that He talks to me.
199. that I am His.
200. blogging.
201. writing.
202. grass between my toes.
203. the smell of rain.
204. clouds that roll in.
205. sand that allows roots to grab and grow.
206. seashells at the beach.
207. baby blankets.
208. phone calls.
209. texts.
210. peaches.
211. picking blueberries.
212. cobblers.
213. crockpots.
214. contractors.
215. pretty new bathrooms – once complete.
216. pretty new bedroom floors – once complete.
217. insurance.
218. news.
219. adoption attorneys.
220. cousins that answer when you call.
221. passwords.
222. email.
223. veggie co-op.
224. friends that come through at the last minute and help.
225. SEEING!!
226. knowing how to differentiate in what I see and what is revealed.
227. birthdays.
228. washing machines.
229. dishwashers.
230. local businesses!!
231. fish in the rain barrel.
232. grapes!.
233. pallets.
234. rainbows after a storm.
235. promises.




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