Thursday, December 2, 2010


November 1 -- I decided to accept a challenge
extended by my blog friend, Jennifer
at Smelling Coffee
(click on her blog over <----- there).
Jennifer loves her family and the Lord
and she always has an encouraging word.
I know you will love her.
It was her November 1 post that so
captured my attention.

Embracing the challenge,
I started a brand new journal with the intent
of writing down at least one
thing for which I was thankful
each day.

Here's what happened:

while looking for things to be thankful about,
I started to really see the many, many
previously overlooked, yet wonderful things
in my life.

I actually started seeing the smallest little things
that previously I would have blown right past.
But I started stopping to really look at my world
around me.

A deliberate and purposeful search for things
I am grateful for has truly opened my eyes
and it also has changed my prayers.

I've gone from
"thank you for the food I eat"
to really looking at the food I eat----
the color,
the texture,
the enjoyment of

~~~ a crunchy taco supreme and a big ol' DP
at Taco Bell
~~~or just the beautiful color and uniqueness
of a single perfect Clementine for lunch one day.

I have loved keeping this journal and don't plan to give it up.

In reading back over the past month of entries

(I wrote down #148 this morning).

I remember.

#17 ~~~ a perfect cotton harvest

#131 ~~~the BEST Thanksgiving EVER !

#65~~~ a warm and cozy place to call home

#54~~~ a pink and blue fluffy sunrise,
made just for me --
to make me smile
because it reminds me, at this early hour of this cool-ish Fall morning
that I am going to be "Pie" to another
little grandbaby
sometime in early June.

Cool, huh?

Soooo - I've gone from
"Thank you Lord for the abundance of my life."
"Thank you Lord for this.....THIS blessing...
right here....right now."

In counting my many blessings I've been humming that
old hymn we used to sing all the time
but I haven't heard it in years

"Count your blessings, name them one by one;
Count your blessings, see what God has done;
Count your blessings, name them one by one;
Count your many blessings,
see what God has done."

Try it!
I bet you'll like it.

Gwynie Pie
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  1. Hi there! I really enjoyed reading through your blog. Hope you can stop by and visit me sometime soon..oh and make sure you say I know you were here. :)

  2. Thanks for stopping by.....yup--just a little farther north than North Dakota! ;)

  3. Who are you going to be a "Pie" too????? Dana or Collin???? I had no idea!!!! So excited for you guys!