A baby’s first morning smile and wriggly little legs

Fresh, warm, wet mornings with pending rain

Dance-worthy praise music

3 Things I’m Thankful For

1. The dozens of different voices my puppy uses to persuade me to get up and go outside

2. The smell of wet dirt and the satisfaction of crushing tough clods with my rake!

3. The crisp black and light lines of shadows between my town-home and my neighbor’s

Throwing Down the Gauntlet

I am accepting the challenge and extending it to you at the same time. In the book One Thousand Gifts, A Dare to Live Fully Right Where You Are, the author accepts a dare from her friend to name 1,000 things she’s thankful for. I’m going one small step further. I plan to name three things I’m thankful for every single day for a year.

1095 things that my generous Heavenly Father gives me

Will you join me? I’m starting today, February 9, 2012. This is the 15 year anniversary of my admission to Remuda Ranch. First, I’m thankful to be alive and to be enjoying life in a capacity I once thought was impossible.

I’m thankful that I grew up to get married.

I’m thankful coffee with carmel creamer and sitting still in prayerful quiet time every morning