Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Gratitude Gifts Today

Unwrapping more of His graces and goodness today.  And then thinking about what Ann at A Holy Experience says:

"It’s the meek, the humble, who will receive Him still — the ones laid low, the humble ones close to the earth, close to the humus, the ones bent down. God didn’t come with any buzz — He simply comes for the broken and unlovely."

That's me, no question about it.  So very thankful that He sent His son and that He keeps giving, even today.

"Preparing for the holidays is primarily a preparing of the heart. Because what comes down is love and the way to receive love isn’t to wrap anything up — but to unwrap your heart."

Oh, my - that's true, isn't it?  Unwrapping - unwrapping my heart and opening it up to all that He gives and all that He expects of me.  

#3418 - #3452

- more sewing projects finished
- beautiful colors + beautiful prints = beautiful fabric
- a growing stash of handmade
- thinking of them as I sew and wrap and send
- a great big box mailed off

- watching her hockey games
- playing with little B while she skates
- rocking little M to sleep
- hockey coaches who teach more than skills
- remembering when it was our kids playing

- a new idea about giving to charities
- checking off lists
- Christmas music
- sharing activities with my parents
- more Christmas concerts

- Christmas cards and pictures arriving in the mail
- a dishwasher
- planning Christmas meals
- bountiful food
- candles glowing bright

- fresh parsley from two plants that came inside
- crunchy carrot sticks
- decorated trees
- finding old ornaments
- telling big M stories of Christmas when her mommy was little

- Christmas M & Ms
- givewaway weeks
- inspired seamstresses
- smell of popcorn popping
- visiting and laughing with good friends

- God's love for each of us
- Mary's open heart
- preparing my heart for His coming
- how very blessed I am in every way

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