My journal of 1000 gifts I’m thankful for.  I wanted to do this last year (in 2012) but I didn’t.  So here I am, on January 2, 2013, trying again.

Thanks to an email from Kathy, I read this post (which I totally needed to read!) and decided to try again. I hope to finish it this year.

I want to finish the book.  I started it last year too and never finished it.    I’m also ordering the devotional.  I need a daily reminder.

Anne says if I write down, journal, and/or keep track of 3 gifts per day for the year… I will have noted #1000gifts.   What an amazing story that will be to look back on at the end of 2013.

I’m not necessarily using her prompts… but just going through my days looking for things to call gifts… things I love and appreciate and am thankful for.

So here goes, the things I’m thankful for… my gifts in life:

Updated 1/25/13.  It seems that a blog page can only be so long before things start to vanish.    When I posted my 3 things today and updated…. several days disappeared (thank goodness for backups… I got them back!)

Because I really, really don’t want to lost my list of gifts and so far I’m loving this challenge, I decided to covert to a weekly post where I’ll share my gifts for the week… continually working up to 100 Gifts for 2013.   Maybe you’ll be inspired too!   You can see all the posts so far at the links below!

Update 9/14/2013:  Weeks 1-36 link to and the rest are here at