One Thousand Gifts
by: Ann Voskamp
My Dad sent me this book earlier this week, and I have been slowly making my way through Ann’s journey.
One of my favorite quotes so far:
“I, too, had read it often, the oft-quoted verse: “And give thanks for everything to God the Father in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ” (Ephesians 5:20). And I, too, would nod and say straight-faced, “I’m thankful for everything.” But in this counting gifts, to one thousand, more, I discover that slapping a sloppy brush of thanksgiving over everything in my life leaves me deeply thankful for very few things in my life. A lifetime of sermons on “thanks in all things” and the shelves sagging with books on these things and I testify: life-changing gratitude does not fasten itself to a life unless nailed through one very specific nail at a time.”
I am already thoroughly enjoying all that she has shared- and have thought often about gardening while I am reading- the joy of a new bloom. I have also thought about blowing bubbles with the kids and the child-like delight I find when playing with them.
It is bring to mind the sweet blessings- in tiny ways-throughout my day.
Will share a more thorough review once I finish- if you have read it- let me know what you thought about it.