15 Things

February 29, 2012
This year Matthew and I are following this Lenten Calendar and it's been a really cool experience. I almost said a really enjoyable experience, but I don't mean enjoyable as in oh-this-is-so-much-fun. I mean enjoyable in the sense that we've learned a lot, thought a lot, prayed a lot - and we're only on day eight. I love the idea of taking on something like this for Lent - instead of solely focusing on eliminating or going without, I like the action in the calendar. There's a sacrifice element, but there is also taking action and appreciating beauty.

Today we were prompted to write down 15 things that we are grateful for, and I thought I'd share.

In no particular order...

MATTHEW / My husband and fellow adventurer.

FAMILY / Spread all over, weirdest bunch ever, the best.

TRUE FRIENDSHIP / True, you may live far away, but I love you.

GOOD FOOD / Cooking and eating it. Love it. 

CLEAN WATER / I drink it all day long and take it totally for granted. 

FREEDOM / Religious, social, political, personal.

HEALTHY BODY / It totally works. 

GOD'S GRACE & LOVE / I mean, just wow. 

MUSIC / Listening, playing, singing.

REAL LIFE HEROES / We recently met a man who leads undercover operations to free child sex slaves oversees. I am so thankful that there are people out there who are real life Jason Bournes that literally fight for justice.

DESIGN / Graphic, interior, everything. I love Art. 

OUR CHURCH / The place and people brought us back to life.

BLOGGING / Self expression, sharing life. It makes this introvert very happy. And I love meeting other creative types and seeing bits of their world. 

A WARM HOUSE / As I type it is blizzarding outside. I have a place to call my own. 

INSPIRATION / It comes from everywhere and anywhere. It pulls me out of my fog. 

I highly recommend this exercise not just for today, but anytime. It brings perspective and acknowledgment of the truly wonderful blessings that surround us. Try it out. 

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