I don't own an iPhone. I don't wear Uggs. I'm not on a diet.
But a few weeks ago, I had a bandwagon urge I just could not resist. My friends jumped off a bridge, and strangely enough . . . so did I.
(Figuratively speaking. No worries!)
I bought One Thousand Gifts.
If you don't own a copy, I'm sorry to announce that: 1) I'm not having a giveaway because 2) my extra copy is already borrowed. But I'm not sorry to announce that: 1) You should get a copy anyhow because 2) seriously, it's only $9!
In the spirit of One Thousand Gifts, I thought I'd share a few treasures from our lives this week. Searching for them in the everyday muddle of sickness and clutter has made a difference for us; I pray they bring you a smile, too:
#355 - My spirited Princess, who'd rather take a nap than apologize. Yes, again.
#356 - Coffee with Almond Joy creamer.
#358 - Shiny wood floors, smudged by tiny feet.
#372 - The Royal Princess' tutu.
#373 - The way a church gathers around those who grieve.
Isn't it strange that as our church family prepares for a beloved member's funeral, the list still grows? The comfort, generosity, selflessness, and love that emerge from grief -- those truly are gifts.
Are you looking for your gifts this week?
*Thank you, Ann Voskamp, for helping open my eyes.