When I posted about the journals that I got for our family to count our blessings, a few people asked how we are doing that.
If you have read One Thousand Gifts by Ann Voskamp, you know “Ann encourages you to make each day a holy experience, and to live life being alive to the blessings, the gifts, and the moments that God gives and invites you to embrace.” Ann has a Joy Dare on our site which gives prompts for 3 gifts a day, resulting in 1000 gifts by the end of the year.
We are just keeping it simple, and doing what the girls have been doing for the past 2 years. At the end of each night, we talk about our favorite part of the day, and what was a blessing to us that day. Sometimes it’s things, like Rainbow Loom, a DVD we watched, or chicken salad. Sometimes it’s people, like our friends, our family, or those we have blessed. And other times it’s special moments, like riding our bikes together, performing on stage, or celebrating a birthday.
Below is a peek into our journals. We date and write one blessing for each day. When 2015 starts, we will turn to the first page again, and under 1/1/14, we will write 1/1/15 and add our new blessings, and we can also remember our blessings from exactly a year ago.
(In case you can’t read ours, I wrote, “Other adults in my kids’ lives who value who they are” and Norm wrote, “Playtime with the kids.”)
Besides journaling, writing cards has always helped me gain an attitude of gratitude. It is not something that I have much time for these days, but would love to get back into the habit of doing. Dayspring is having a few specials that you ought to take advantage of if you want to write cards to say thanks or happy day! 🙂
The card sets are Buy 2 Get 1 Free right now. There is a cute Peanuts set, which comes with sticker sheets too!!! And you guess it, I love stickers too!! And since Norm’s “groom” “I Do” mug broke, my “bride” “I Do” mug is starting to get a bit lonely. These Mr. and Mrs. mugs will be a great replacement.
Do you like to journal? Write cards? What kind of mug do you have? Do you have any favorite Dayspring products? We would love to hear from you!