“No, I’ll never stop the counting, never cease transcribing the ballad of the world, the rhyme of His heart. He and I, a couplet. Count one thousand gifts, bless the Holy One one hundred times a day, commune with His presence filling the laundry room, the kitchen, the hospital, the graveyard, the highways and byways and workways and all the blazing starways, His presence filling me.” – Ann Voskamp
I believe I’m going to take her dare – maybe as my 2016 New Year’s resolution.
So far I’ve been success in incorporating my 2014 resolution into a part of my daily life and hoping to do the same with 2015…
Hopefully 2016 will bring more in the same. But first to finish off one more month of 2015.
Each day my heart is full. Sure I have bad days – plenty of them – but one way or another each day I end is full. My heart is full. My students help a lot with that. (Perhaps a foreshadowing of what one day I will receive from the gift of children.)
A month or so ago I received an email from one of my students’ parents. She asked if there was an objection to her sending her daughter flowers every month (I work at a boarding school) to remind her that they love her. (Of course there was no objection.) Yesterday a beautiful bouquet arrived. It warms my heart every time.