Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Thankfulness Challenge

For the past two weeks, I have written a blogs about my first two challenges for 2012. The first is to read the bible all the way through. The second is to walk 719 miles for the year. I am happy to report that I am still on track on both challenges.

My third challenge is to make a list of 1000 things for which I thank God. This is based on a challenge made by Ann Voskamp in One Thousand Gifts: Dare to Live Fully Right Where You Are.

The most profound life changing things are sometimes the most simple. That is the case with giving thanks to God. According to Voskamp, after she began this practice, she began to see a change in herself; other people did too. This simple discipline, of giving thanks for the most simple things in our lives that are blessings throughout our day can be life changing. Who knew?

Actually, according to Paul, we are to pray without ceasing, giving thanks for all things. All things includes both the good and bad, because regardless of our circumstances, God is still alive and good. Let it be so.

I will put my unending list at the bottom of my posts. I invite you to join me in making this list. To reach 1000 things, it will require that I do three to four things a day.

Today, I am thankful for 

1. Food
2. Clothes
3. Shelter
4. My beautiful three boys.

What are you thankful for today. Would you please put it in the comments section?

Linking up today with Ann Voskamp and Laura Boggess

holy experience

copyright 2012 by Kathy Robbins


  1. I've started the Joy Dare challenge too. Today's are: warm clothes, and long shadows. I need one more to stay on track!

  2. Such wonderful ideas for the new year! Thanks for sharing your journey and we look forward to hearing more about your experience!

  3. OH, good for you, staying on track! I have to agree with Ann--noticing our blessings in a concrete way makes life so rich.