The Secret To Having It All…

Today I’m beginning a list…

My list of one thousand gifts…not of gifts I want, but gifts I have.

I am writing them down, one to one thousand.

1. The pitter patter of rain falling and blessing our land with a drink of water this morning.

2. An apology note from my Son.

3. Blueberry pancakes for breakfast.

4. A sweet couple from church came to visit yesterday.

5. Watching Once Upon A Time with my kids.

6. Devotional time with my Creator.

7. My cat will eat lunch meat since I haven’t made it to the store to buy her cat food.

8. Audio books to listen to while doing mundane tasks.

9. When my husband sits by me on the couch.

10. On Saturday, for about an hour, my two youngest kids did not quarrel.  Instead they talked and laughed…truly a miracle.





What are you thankful for today?


  1. A beautiful beginning to your list of gifts Shan!! What a thoughtful son you have to write an apology note. That is wonderful! We love Once Upon a Time! 🙂
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  2. What a great idea, Shan! It’s so important to focus on the blessings in our lives and remind ourselves of the things that make our lives wonderful.

  3. This is a wonderful idea, Shan! I think I might jot mine down, too! Even if just in a personal journal, it should be a daily routine, helping to keep me aware of all the blessings in my life and really think about them and appreciate them.
    Happy Monday!

  4. This is definitely very inspiring and I am hoping a lot of people would be very excited with making their own too..
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  5. I guess this is really a help if we think about it.. But I guess, doing something to make it happy is still the key..
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