6.13.2011

The List that Never Ends: # 291-300

Today I'm continuing this little exercise of thankfulness:
counting 1000 gifts from the Giver of all good gifts, and writing them down....
because they're everywhere, if you just start looking for them.
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Today, I'm thanking God...

291. ... for a fun day at the water park with some good friends.

292. ... for the "golden hour" - that hour or so just before sunset where the light gets golden and the shadows get long - perfect for photography.

The Golden Hour
"The Golden Hour" by Beth Stone
Prints available in my Etsy Shop.

293. ... for the smell of hay fields.

294. ... for a sweet surprise at the end of my walk.

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295. ... for the hymn, "Before the Throne of God Above," and for getting to sing it twice yesterday.

296. ... for some beautiful hydrangeas for my kitchen - a surprise from a friend.

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297. ... for stories from my Papaw over Sunday dinner.

298. ... for my new favorite healthy "chocolate milkshake" substitute. Here's the recipe:
            In my Vitamix, I blend:
  • a few carrot sticks
  • a few celery sticks
  • a handful of kale
  • 2/3 scoop of Health Barn brand vanilla egg protein powder (unsweetened - pretty much only contains egg protein and vanilla flavoring).
  • 1 heaping teaspoon of each of the following:
    • unsweetened cocoa powder
    • psyllium fiber powder
    • flax or chia seeds
    • coconut oil
  • stevia to taste (I use about 1/8 teaspoon, but the amount needed varies greatly by brand)
  • 1/4 teaspoon spirulina powder
  • 7 or 8 generous shakes of cinnamon
  • 1/8 teaspoon of vanilla extract
  • dash of salt
  • 7-10 ice cubes
  • 1 c. unsweetened vanilla flavored almond milk
      Sounds gross, but it's actually pretty tasty and super healthy.

299. ... for a good, steady rain last night - so good for my garden.

300. ... for a God Who always provides.

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2 comments:

  1. #292, that golden hour. Oh, yes! That has always, always, always, been my favorite light, and my favorite time to walk.

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  2. Beautiful list, beautiful photos! That golden hour... such a wonderful gift. Love those blue hydrangeas. Gorgeous! :)

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