Tuesday, January 10, 2012


A few of my friends keep lists of the books they've read in a given year so I thought maybe I'd try that. We'll see how long I remember to do this. Maybe I should list old favorite books that I've gone back to read sections of, too. The list would be much, much longer.

I just finished One Thousand Gifts by Ann Voskamp.

The first several chapters deeply resonated with me. Could not stop sobbing while reading some parts. Then I put the book down for a while... and when I picked it up again I kind of had to work at getting past her writing style. Toward the end of the book it became easier to identify with her again.

I appreciate her words and have incorporated many of the things she describes into my life - capturing moments (I bought a Canon Elph) and giving thanks (I started a gratitude journal, back in September, when I first began reading her book.) I'm up to 118 things; my latest entries were from three days ago. It's been an interesting exercise, to be thankful, or to find something to be thankful for, in everything that comes... minutes, days, weeks.

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