1000 Gifts: March Gratitude Prompts 2013

1. 3 gifts at 3 pm
charity shop finds of 1- vintage demitasse teacup at 1/2 price,
4  vintage china dinner plates at 1/2 price,
a safe return journey home 
2. 3 gifts green
potted tulips, afghan, bracelet 

3. 3 gifts worn
winter jacket, warm mitts, scarf 

4. 3 gifts hard to give thanks for
winter dragging on, empty nesting, daily meds for living
5. 3 gifts found
new and wanted dvd, available to borrow today from the library,
fortitude to complete errands on a snowy day,
beads needed to complete a St Patrick’s bracelet
6. a gift bent, broken, beautiful
evergreen boughs bent under weight of snowfall, 
pathway broken through the snow, my world through softly falling snow

7. 3 gifts in the kitchen
fruit filled muffins, glasses, Irish breakfast tea 
8. 3 gifts loud
my Music!, my daughter’s laugh :), family get togethers
9. 3 gifts carved
reading time, sunday roast, ruts in the snowy road
10. 3 gifts in Christ
constancy, defense, vindication
11. 3 gifts read
Psalms, Prophets, Gospels
12. a gift in wind, in water, in white
evaporation of snow, watering resurrection of spring growth,
cloud cover in white
13. 3 gifts round
bracelet beads, spring wreath, ring
14. 3 gifts found in silence
Presence of 3 in 1 – Father, Son and Holy Spirit
15. 3 gifts given away
time, attention, counsel

16. 3 hard eucharisteos
knowing I will be a longdistance 1st time Nana,
seeing a friend making bad life decisions,

empty nesting
Happy St. Patrick’s Day Remembering…!

17. a gift turned, folded, hung
book pages, quilt, teatowel
18. 3 gifts red
raspberries, English Breakfast Tea package, tomatoes
19. 3 gifts eaten
yummy oatmeal to start, cinnamon, rye toast!
20. 3 gifts that made you laugh
friend, book, fb message
21. a gift salty, sweet, just right
soup, chocolate, waffles
22. 3 gifts found in His Word
justice, promise, provision
23. 3 gifts found in women today
identity, empowerment, knowledge
24. 3 gifts spoken
Palm Sunday Hosannas, Peace, The Word
25. a gift sung, written, painted
‘Open Up the Sky’ by Deluge Band, Holy Week readings,
my antique wrought iron bed


26. 3 gifts almost gone
winter’s snow?!, Lenten journey, hibernation
27. 3 gifts redeemed
humanity [me included] past, present, future
28. 3 gifts entwined
this ‘branch’ entwined with The Vine, Christ’s heart entwined with mine,
Holy Spirit entwined with my spirit !
TY Lord!  #

THat’s enough to Live forever in awe and wonder!!
29. 3 gifts of His promises
Life by abiding in Christ, His Kingdom within, Forever Loved…
30. 3 gifts uncovered
Yeshua’s care of His mother while on the cross.
Christ’s total triumph over satan by death and descent to free captives,
Christ’s Light within me
31. a gift heard, held, hoped for…
Christ Has Risen!, Christ held in my heart, Eternal Life with Christ 

March is now complete!
Ready for April’s Gratitude Hunt?

Gratitude unlocks the fullness of life.
It turns what we have into enough, and more. 
It turns denial into acceptance, chaos to order, confusion to clarity. 
It can turn a meal into a feast,
a house into a home, a stranger into a friend. 
Gratitude makes sense of our past,
brings peace for today and creates a vision for tomorrow.
~ Melody Beattie

If a fellow isn’t thankful for what he’s got,
he isn’t likely to be thankful for what he’s going to get. 
~ Frank A. Clark

Reflect on your present blessings,
of which every man has many –
not on your past misfortunes, of which all men have some.
~ Charles Dickens

3 thoughts on “1000 Gifts: March Gratitude Prompts 2013

  1. Have tried to email you, Fiordelisa 🙂 Posting via the Scotland Reading Group at Goodreads..
    You're welcome to join us there – great discussions, book suggestions, shelf of Scottish reads is growing and several Scottish authors on board…
    Hoping to see you soon!

  2. Hi. I just stopped by to see if you're doing a Scotland post on this first Monday of March.

    I closed my own blog (because it took a great deal of time and mental energy away from my family and other pursuits), but have still been Reading Scotland!


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