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21 April, 2011

One Thousand Gifts

At the conclusion of our Women's Retreat at the beginning of April I decided to read
One Thousand Gifts: A Dare to Live Fully Right Where You AreOne Thousand Gifts: A Dare to Live Fully Right Where You Are It's been a slow read, as in a chapter every few nights.  Not because it's a hard read, but because it's the exact words that I have been needing in my heart for a good while.  It's helping me find joy again. It's helping me see Christ in all things and helping me to trust Him in all things.

Last night I read the chapter where the author discovers that any change you want to make in your life requires a plan and practice.  In order to live eucharisto (thanksgiving)  she must practice finding it and living it every day.  Everyday she adds things she is thankful for to her list (which started on the back of her kids' drawing of St. Patrick!).  And for the moments that just don't have words, she takes a photograph.

As I finished the chapter I felt a strong call to start a list for myself. But I am having a hard time discerning the best approach for me to do this:

Option 1:
My friend Kat has a tumblr blog where she posts 5 things a day that she's thankful for, I could copy her format.

Option 2:
There is a blog link up for women to update their list on Mondays and link up to other women working on their 1000 gifts.  This is actually sponsored by the author of the book (she's an avid blogger, before she wrote the book).

Option 3:
Keep the list on a notebook just for me to read.

Option 4:
Make a tab at the top of my blog for 1000 Gifts and add to it as I see fit.

So dear readers, it is time for YOU to help me decide - do you want to read my list of gifts?  do you want it periodically in your RSS feed?  or do you want the option to click the tab when you visit the blog?

Be honest!  1000 Gifts is a VERY long list...aka lots of periodic posts.  I have loved reading through all the posts on the link up, but I don't know if it's because I "get it" from reading the book.

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