Today is the  Seventh  day of Lent and I can’t believe how empowering keeping this simple list is for me.   I read today:  “The only way to keep in time with your Beloved — is to keep counting blessings. The way to keep the rhythm of life — is to count the ways He loves. “ I couldn’t believe how true these words rang for me. Wow! I love them and I love doing this.

So by the way:

I’m playing this beautiful Lenten game with a few friends:  one off line and one friend from Faith Hope and Cherrytea  – Some of us are keeping a list of  the things  we are grateful for and  posting a photograph. Some of us are just posting a photograph  or maybe posting a full post. . .  for 40 days. It seems to be an easy task.  As I do with many of my thoughts and treasures I think I’ll keep my list here. And, since I haven’t picked up my camera in weeks I want to post a new photo each day with that list.  Please play along – it’s great fun and strangely freeing.

These are the rule. Don’t worry,  they are simple and we would love for you to join us: If you wish write down one or ten things you are grateful for,  add a photograph or not if would like.   My friend off line sends me 5 things she is grateful for. Faith Hope and Cherrytea is linking up with a  beautiful photograph each day. Some of us like poems, quotes whatever you want to do to show gratitude.   You can change it up from one day to the next if you wish. Feel free to jump in for one day or all the whole 40 days. There is no stress. Oh! Yeah, and  don’t forget to encourage others. We all love comments and nice words to each other.

Let’s inspire each other and share our love. Happy Lent Journey to you.

xoxo, Lisa

1. I am grateful even though Mark is struggling because he is sick,  he is still going to work. He is such an amazing inspiration to me. 

2.) I am grateful Stephen is coming home tomorrow and his brother and sisters are happy. I’m so grateful they all get along. There is a real friendship here and it’s just so beautiful to watch.

3.) I am grateful were three phone calls for the business today. Without the calls there is no work.

4.) I am grateful I loved it when Kathryn kept telling me how much she loved the day today. 

5.) I love it when the kids ((my nephew, and the boys friends)) come over and they all start cooking dinner for the family in my kitchen. It makes my heart sink. The house feels alive and full of love.

James working in the kitchen

6.) I am grateful James is home and cooking in my kitchen. 🙂

7.) I am grateful I found the Blog A Holy Experience it is so beautiful. You should go and check it out. I could spend my whole day there.

8.) I am grateful for all the new friends I have meet through this Lent Journey and it’s only day Seven. I can’t wait to see what tomorrow brings.

9.) I’m grateful the dinner the fellas made was so very good.

10.) I’m grateful everyone helped clean up the kitchen and I didn’t even ask them.

Oh! and today is James birthday. . . .It is so nice to have him home and hanging out at our house.

That’s all for now.  .  .   There is something about a gratitude journal that just brightens your day.

Playing along with: Our World Tuesday


Each day I will post a new linky – Feel free to jump as many times as you can or whenever your ready.

6 thoughts on “Lent . . . Day 7

  1. Love your list! I’m so glad you found Ann’s blog. It’s a life changer, for sure. I reached gift #4000 this week. It’s been a little over three years since I began. I’m grateful for Ann and her challenge. Have you read her book One Thousand Gifts? If not, you need to read it. $5 at Christian Book right now. 😉


  2. Love this lisst!! I have one going too!! Love the picture of James with the cross in the background over his shoulder ~ it’s iconic. Happy Steve and Matt are home this week too! They made it to my list!! 🙂 Love these kids so much!! 🙂 .


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