As summer came to an end I felt as dry as Oklahoma in August. I was ready for a new season. Crisp air, cool temperature, colors exploding. I was ready to unwrap a new season of gifts. Pumpkins, Pot Pie, and Peppermint Mochas.
I stopped writing down the gifts. My list came to an abrupt stop around 800.
And I was cranky.
Because when I stop counting, I start complaining.
When I stop remembering, I start wanting.
Stop practicing gratitude and you grow immune to His glory around you.
So I picked up my pen and wrote them one by one.
#822 My toddler sitting in the fridge helping himself to a snack before bed.
#823 A little boy spraying his mama with the water hose and giggling hysterically.
#824 A card from a friend on the day I desperately needed the encouragement.
#825 His first nap in his big boy bed.
#826 New jeans/sweaters for Fall.
#827 An invitation to remind me I belong.
#828 Brown sugared carrot soap from Bath and Body Works.
#829 The promise of Fall.
What are you grateful for today?
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