Tuesday, January 04, 2011

Gratitude Gifts Today

The remembering of His birth has come and filled my heart again.  He lives on and I am reminded that without Him I am nothing.  Born in a stable, a helpless infant, yet destined to save me and you.  What a miracle it was - and still is!  What can I give this Child, this Saviour, this Prince of Peace?  First I give Him my thanks and I count on, so that in the counting I am renewed to serve others, as He served and showed me the way to do it.

- sunlight on the mountain tops

- watching all of them having fun

- how healthy we all are

- favourite foods shared

- special handmade gifts

- lots of help in the kitchen

- Bob doing so many dishes

- little ones laughing and having fun together

- game times

- new skiers

- Christmas carols

- trying out brand-new snowshoes (thanks, D & K!)

- stocking stuffer treats - lots of them!

- Christmas card photos of snow on the trees

- getting home safely

- good friends and their generosity

- lingering over the memories of laughter

- time in the hot springs

- lights and colors

- feeling better after being sick

- a great time being all together

(thanks for the photo, H!)

- beautiful sunset in the side mirror

- little voices singing "Happy Birthday to Grampa"


  1. i always love to read your lists! so many things to be thankful for.

    i am thankful for being able to homeschool my kiddos, a fun business, and chocolate chip cookies on the schedule today. :)

  2. Happy New Year Crystal. Love the family photo!!!!

  3. Love the photo of everyone! What great memories you made together!
    Did you get to the the quilt shop??

  4. We had a really great week minus the stomach flu and a few emotional moments. Love the photos you took - I took one with the magnetic letters today too. :)

  5. It was such a great week. I was writing down gratitude this weekend and could have written a few more pages. Thanks for organizing and planning and making this week together happen. Love you!

  6. What a stunning family photo, Crystal. I love it! And your lists are great. I love them too, and always do. You take note of some things I tend to overlook, and that reminds me to go back and look again.
    I think 2011 is going to be a great year, and I really like the idea of listing all the good things in your life too. Again, we forget somne of the small things, and actually, they are big.