500, 501 – counting my blessings

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This week I reached 500 blessings, on my way to one thousand gifts.

497.

quiet
rainy
day

498.

pen made with recycled material

499.

boat on the water (this was probably a barge – looked nice in the late day sun)

500.

sun on the
waves

501.

Washing dishes –
warm water &
fresh air from
open window

(today)

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The illustrations are from The Dover Design Sampler, Dover Publications.  They are samples from the book, Plants: 2,400 Royalty-Free Illustrations of Flowers, Trees, Fruits and Vegetables.

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12 thoughts on “500, 501 – counting my blessings

  1. Lovely illustrations! So, Ellen: What’s the goal — to document 500 blessings? And then? How does that get you to one thousand gifts? Just check out site but I think I’m missing something. :-/

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    1. Thank you. I began writing posts about my gratitude journal in December 2012, after reading Ann Voskamp’s book, One Thousand Gifts. Every so often I share some of my journal blessings here. The blog and the journal seem to work together.

      500 blessings means I’ve reached the half-way point towards the goal of one thousand blessings (gifts) – writing them down.

      The link for Ann’s site is http://onethousandgifts.com.

      Thanks again, Ellen

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      1. I like the idea. I think I’ll try to start a gratitude journal. Thanks for the explanation, link and inspiration! 🙂

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    1. Thank you. When I began again with my journal, it was interesting to reread old journals and rediscover blessings – and also the wonderful way some things repeat. I love the early hours. There are some things that are constants through many changes.

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  2. So gentle and such a blessing this post is. You have me going through my day counting my blessings and joys too . . .even if they are quite different from someone else’s. God bless you, Ellen!

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