I’m part of a fab blogging community. This week’s invitation was lists. When you can’t write, or don’t feel like writing, write a list.
I didn’t immediately respond to the prompt. Instead I made books.
I sent them to a handful of friends. As I was putting them in the envelopes, my mind turned to random acts of kindness, and of others I could gift with these little books. Then I thought “Me! I want one.” So, in the spirit of being kind to myself, my name was added to the list!
Turns out I was making lists, I just wasn’t aware of it.
As I added color to the pages I thought, “OH! This book is actually a list … of sorts.” Then, while photographing and processing the photos for this post, I was struck by how blessed I am, and chuckled “Another list — gratitude.”
And just like that, I went from no lists, to several lists.
I’ll share the book, and simply encourage you to create your own list of gratitude. It can start as a very small list. But whether it is small, medium or large, be open to it growing. In my experience as soon as I begin to take note, and be grateful, I notice more. It’s as though my eyes and mind are more able to not only see, but to perceive, the plethora of blessings in each moment.
Gotta love lists!
These are beautiful! I love this reminder to notice—more of my lists should be made this way!
This is so beautiful! These books are amazing. I love your way of making lists—more of mine should be made like this.
Thanks! The book forms are simple to make … Then just put in what you love or need. 😁
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This week marks the seventh anniverary of my husband’s amputation, and I badly needed a lift. Thanks tyou for you blogs these last two weeks, they were very uplifting. Grace Ibanez Friedman
I’m so glad they could be a blessing for you. I’ll keep you and your husband in my prayers for extra blessings this week!