Monday, August 17, 2009

So glad for a new week!

Yesterday my sister and I finished our first triathlon! It was a day we had been looking forward to and dreading {but mostly dreading}. That's kind of why I was absent last week-I was busy being nervous and getting in some last minute training:) You know that feeling of when you are just waiting for something and you're not sure what to do with yourself as you try to pass the time? You do? Good, because that is how I felt last week! But it is over and I don't have to think about it anymore:) onto other things:) Have you read about the gratitude community over at a holy experience? It is about "making your life about worship and counting 1000 gifts." I want to invite you go to come on this journey with me. Head on over to Anns blog{click on holy experience, or find it on my blog roll} and sign up!

I have a few reasons for doing this. 1. I tend to be a see the glass as half empty person-I feel lame admitting that, but it is so true {I know there are others out there!} . I have to purposefully look for the good-and so that is what I am going to do! 2. I want to experience joy in the little things. This means that we may have to look a little harder for it versus having it hit me over the head in an obvious sort of way-know what I mean? 3. I want to experience intimacy with God-what better way to experience this than thinking about Him and his blessings all day long!

My cousin Kjersten is doing this too-you can check out her list at


  1. Yeah! I am so excited that you are doing this too. We can compare notes;) For me, joy is something that must be worked on...I certainly cannot get there on my own. I hope this opens my eyes to a new way of being, and for you too!!!

  2. What a wonderful idea! It makes me realize that I need to be thankful for the little things too. I am with you..a glass as half empty girl too. Thanks Ness for being open and honest. You have touched my heart and I will do my best to start a list too. God is a wonderful God, how can we not be thankful? :)


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