252. Hot water253. Trees starting to bud
254. Remembering how fun it is to swing high
255. Having a job where it is normal to be on a swing
256. The chaos of home
257. A spring that can be fixed instead of replacing the entire garage door
258. A sweaty boy
259. Ballerinas hugging their teacher before they leave
260. Sophie's tears in the morning
261. Asking for forgiveness
262. Mommy guilt
Still I continue to count because I know sometimes thankfulness is just an act of obedience.
263. Breakfast burritos and Dr. Pepper
264. Blowing dandelions
265. Feeling overwhelmed
266. Taylor bringing me lunch
267. My girl - Sophie had her first school competition today. With her group she presented her Powerpoint to a panel of judges. I'm so proud of all the ways she has grown this year.
268. McDonald's playland
"Rejoice in the Lord always. I will say it again: Rejoice!" Philippians 4:4
I count the things that I don't feel like counting because that seems to be what He wants me to do.
269. Feeling like you don't want to face the day
270. Leaves piled up on the front porch
272. Paint scratched off the doors
273. A dirty floor
"I know it well after a day smattered with rowdiness and worn a bit ragged with bickering that I may feel disappointment and the despair may flood high, but to give thanks is an action and rejoice is a verb and these are not mere pulsing emotions. While I may not always feel joy God asks me to give thanks in all things, because He know that the feeling of joy begins in the action of thanksgiving." Ann Voskamp