Recently, I mentioned to a friend that I don't often choose gratitude. In fact, I was reticent to log into my facebook account because so many of my friends were posting something they were thankful for every day in honor of Thanksgiving. I found it annoying.
My friend graciously loaned me her copy of the book, One Thousand Gifts by Ann Voskamp.
I am entranced. I'm also convicted, encouraged, and...well, grateful that God would put this tool in my hand at this moment.
She writes poetically, and it's difficult to read more than a few pages before needing to stop and absorb the content. So much meat in such a small book.
I'm only half way through and my own list of one thousand gifts stands at a paltry forty, buy my eyes are starting to see and my list is growing faster and my heart is growing larger as I develop the discipline and reap the delight of eucharisteo.
I cannot recommend this book more highly. Get a copy for yourself. Might as well get a copy for your friends, as well. Then you won't have to loan them yours and wait...and wait...and wait to get it back. (Sorry, Peg! :)