2013-things-of-thanks: Week 1

Check out the 2013 challenge – giving thanks for 39 things every week this year. Here are my first 39. (So that’s 1974 to go.)

I’m grateful for:

  1. Rain
  2. Beach sand
  3. New stationery
  4. Afternoon naps
  5. Chris Tomlin
  6. Peanut butter and syrup sandwiches on holiday
  7. Laminated things
  8. Whatsapp groups
  9. Our Nespresso machine
  10. Garden hoses
  11. Verses that start with, ‘This is what the Sovereign Lord says…’
  12. Moss on the driveway
  13. The smell of fresh paint
  14. Jamie Oliver
  15. Downton Abbey
  16. Friends who stop by and say, ‘Ja for sure, we’ve got time for a quick cup of tea…’
  17. Tea
  18. Being totally relaxed and relieved and unedited with my peeps
  19. Control-Z
  20. Shae leading worship
  21. Cameron’s freckles
  22. Scott’s blonde curls
  23. Youtube clips that make me cry
  24. Tea light candles
  25. Kids who wave at the car behind them from their mom’s backseat
  26. The work of Ikhaya Lethu
  27. Bed
  28. Trail running
  29. A breeze through an open door
  30. How my sisters finish my sen– exactly.
  31. JESUS
  32. That moment the plane takes off and you kind of sink deliciously into your seat
  33. Shiny things
  34. Blank pages
  35. The thrill and wonder on Scott’s face when he has hidden something or discovered something
  36. Babysitters
  37. Thunder
  38. Shady roads
  39. A new year

Who do you need to thank? Today? Don’t put it off. Let it be worship.

‘Every time I think of you, I give thanks to my God’.  (Philippians 1:3)


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