Made for another world

"If I discover within myself a desire which no experience in the world can satisfy, the most probable explanation is that I was made for another world." C. S. Lewis

Monday, May 30, 2011

A Basket Full of Thanks {Mondays}

And the count to 1,000 gifts continues. I'm amazed and thankful at the change of perspective the little Basket of Thanks has made in our family's hearts. My 7 year old, Max, is always looking for something to be thankful for, when you look you always find. When I'm overwhelmed or disappointed, I start numbering the gifts and my heart lightens.

So today, on this day of remembering, I want to number gifts of a more patriotic nature. I find my perspective of America has at times been negative and critical, but I want that to change too, so I will look and I know I will find gifts to be thankful for.

21. Freedom birthed from passion, forged in conflict, written in blood.
22. Amazing creativity, ingenuity and artistry, pursued in these states of opportunity.
24. I'm thankful for the soldiers that fought before and the soldiers who are fighting now (Max).
25. Variety, sometimes a challenge. Always a chance for deepening our character into ones of compassion, courage, humility.
26. Apple pie, hot dogs, grits, hamburgers, sweet tea (they make me feel patriotic!).
27. Beauty; purple mountains, lush forests, sparkling beaches, rock formations, country roads, home.
28. Knowledge available for everyone, uncensored, free.
29. Leaders who have led with conviction, fortitude and often great sacrifice; some famous, others obscure.
30. Freedom to pursue the ultimate freedom in Christ. John 8:31b-32 Jesus said, “If you hold to my teaching, you are really my disciples. Then you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free.”

Go here to read my patriotic tribute.

1 comment:

  1. Beck:

    I think it is wonderful that your children participate in your basket of thanks. You are teaching them to have thankful hearts.

    #26 - true Americana! The verse you quoted from John has been on my mind of late - love it!

    Have a blessed Memorial Day.


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