The List that Never Ends: #301-310

Today I'm continuing in the discipline
of counting my 1000 gifts - 1000 ways I have seen
God's blessings, or God's work around me...

Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above,
and cometh down from the Father of lights,
with whom is no variableness, neither shadow of turning.
-James 1:17

Today I am thanking God...

301. ... for random orders for my jewelry from strangers when I'm out and about town.

302. ... for an opportunity to reconnect with an old friend.
303. ... for a furry visitor for my dog to play with...


304. ...for an amazing thunderstorm last night. God is amazing.

305. ... for two unexpected opportunities to participate in art shows this summer, at little or no cost to me. (Needless to say, I'm running around like a chicken with its head cut off getting ready for them now!)

306. ... for a lot of work accomplished in a short amount of time.

307. ... for the Dads in my life...

My Dad
My Papaw
My Father-in-Law

308. ... for the simple life.

309. ... for small town life - I miss having quick access to a big variety of things (like art supply stores!), but I also like the home-town feeling and how you get to know so many people around town.

310. ... for men who set good examples for their children - in particular, the man I saw at the gas station who was filling up all the equipment for his lawn care business. He had his two sons with him and was teaching them as he worked. It probably would have been much easier and quicker for him to have left the kids at home and to just do the work himself, but he was taking the time to teach his sons "man" stuff. Yes.

Are you giving thanks today?
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  1. love your list and your jewelry!
    awesome to have so many wonderful men in your life and loving a good thunderstorm! thanks for sharing!

  2. Yay for jewelry orders and summer art shows! Can't wait to see what you are working on for the shows! Adorable photo of the puppies! What a blessing to have so many wonderful dads in your life. I love our small home town! ♥

  3. Happy list, Beth. Bless you.

  4. your bee necklace is lovely...hope your show does very well!!


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