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"

6 comments:

  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. :)

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

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

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  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. :)

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  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!

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  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.

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