Grace Gifts 4/18/11

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Listing each gift. Some days easier than others. Still I push through. Days where my spirit doesn’t feel at peace I remind myself to count the graces. Those restless days continue one after another at times. Yet still I count and list. Then suddenly it’s there. The peace. The joy. I just have to remind myself to keep counting.

185. For paint and canvas. (4/4/11)
186. For thunderstorms. (4/4/11)
187. For encouragers. (4/4/11)
188. For quiet slow mornings. (4/5/11)
189. For Little Mismatched socks. (4/5/11)
190. For the opportunity to work. (4/6/11)
191. For blog comments. (4/6/11)
192. For unplanned yet exciting news from a friend who is expecting. 🙂 (4/7/11)
193. An unexpected hour of quiet when kiddo stays at work with Chris for the last hour. (4/7/11)
194. Redbox having the movies I’ve been wanting to see. (4/8/11)
195. My mom doing a little better. (4/9/11)
196. Finding out I had old hymnals at my parent’s I can use for art projects. (4/9/11)
197. Holding Chris’s hand on the way to church. (4/10/11)
198. Playing Words with Friends with @NomadStacey. (4/10/11)
199. Sunday night hashtag game on twitter with friends. Always brings laughter. (4/10/11)
200. Nutella (4/11/11)
201. ITunes (4/11/11)
202. Glenn Packiam’s music. (4/11/11)
203. Wind blowing. (4/11/11)
204. Time to sit on the porch. (4/11/11)
205. Windchimes. (4/11/11)
206. Shadows of trees across the sun drenched yard. (4/11/11)
207. Motivation to get up early & get a couple of chores done. (4/12/11)
208. Waking to morning sunshine after stormy night. (4/12/11)
209. Laundry to fold. (4/12/11)
210. Orange juice. (4/12/11)
211. Hardees biscuits. (4/12/11)
212. No waiting in line to renew car tags. (4/12/11)
213. Mother going home from hospital. (4/12/11)
214. Chris bringing me home chocolate. (4/12/11)
215. Sisters-in-law (4/13/11)
216. Mother feeling so much better today she’s been up all day. (4/13/11)
217. Words with Friends & twitter friends to play it with. (4/14/11)
218. Red clover blooming on side of the road. (4/14/11)
219. Purple wildflowers blooming on side of the road. (4/14/11)
220. Chiropractic care. (4/14/11)
221. My favorite 17 month old Lilli talking/jabbering as she plays in the tub. (4/14/11)
222. For sweet toddler asleep in my lap. (4/14/11)
223. Enjoying the gardens with kiddo. (4/16/11)
224. Getting to hear a friend sing and play while visiting my sister. (4/16/11)
225. Chick-fil-A banana pudding milkshake. (4/16/11)
226. Falling asleep with moonlight streaming bright through my window. (4/16/11)
227. A surprise hug from Karla at church making me feel loved. (4/17/11)
228. Chris taking my hand unexpectedly during the prayer at church. (4/17/11)
229. A home that needs to be put back in order. (4/18/11)
230. Cranberry juice. (4/18/11)