Category Archives: One Thousand Gifts

Ten Things of Thankful: Simple Stuff

Topping my list this week…running water and indoor plumbing.  We have a new toilet in the master bath.  No more middle of the night bathroom breaks where I am not awake enough to remember to go to the kids’ bathroom, … Continue reading

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Two birds–one stone.  My Ten Things of Thankful and my answer to Mama Kat’s what makes you happy.  All images are from Lake Shawnee, Topeka, Kansas. Finding beauty in unexpected places.  The park through the fountain looks like something Monet … Continue reading

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TToT: Music to My Ears

It is unofficially summer!  The kids are out of school, and though I still have a few more days of paperwork and organization before I can get out of there, the workload is drastically lighter. My daughter is home for … Continue reading

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Graduation TToT

A spring semester with lots of extra trips and responsibilities is winding down.  Thank God. I am thankful… to have another college graduate in the family and that my daughter had such a positive experience at Southwestern University for professors … Continue reading

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Complete TToT

Years ago I developed the habit of ending each day with a journal.  Each night’s entry was a very simple list–five things I found to be thankful for that day.  In 2011 I discovered Ann Voskamp and her book One Thousand … Continue reading

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