I started leading this bible study today - One Thousand Gifts - A Dare to Live Fully Right Where You Are by Ann Voskamp. I have seven ladies registered and I look forward to a time of slowing down, being intentional, checking my attitude and increasing my gratefulness. The video is very well done with wonderful images.
Session 1 - Attitude of Gratitude
The book was the result of a challenge to Ann from a friend to write down 1000 gifts. Joy came in the writing down - in the naming the invisible became visible.
One of the images from the video that resonated with me was the act of making bread. In this session Ann is making bread. I really enjoyed that imagery as my mother makes bread every week so it is a comforting reminder of love for me.
We are encouraged to live with our hands wide open and not close fisted.
Gifts in my life:
2. Friends, Fellowship
5. A desire to be useful
Check out this 100 day calendar where you can start writing your your blessings. Take the dare. Start today!