i don't normally like to do group-mandated activities, but we were challenged at church to post things for which we are grateful...and this is a good time to tell you to go read 1000 gifts. just trust me. so i'm hashtagging my gratitude. (mom, hashtagging is a twitter term that facebook tried to steal, only it's less cool there. it means putting the pound sign in front of a word or phrase to try and make it trend...that means make lots of people tag the same thing at the same time.) because it's actually a very good discipline in my life.
here's what i came up with this week:
#iamgrateful for new mercies every morning.
#iamgrateful for burning thighs and bruised knees because it means this clunky jar of clay can still both move and feel.
#iamgrateful for cups of coffee and the book of hosea.
#iamgrateful that certain foods make me think of people I love. (Brussels sprouts...Stephanie and Holly)
#iamgrateful for sweaters and chai latte k-cups.
#iamgrateful when my ribs hurt, because it makes me think of skydiving with Miranda and Melodie.
#iamgrateful for steak!!!
#iamgrateful for the many quality men i know.
#iamgrateful for a life-changing summer in myrtle beach in 2004.
so what are you grateful for?