One Thousand Gifts. It starts now…

I thought it was about time I got on with my list. I’ve talked about it enough. Remember my Eucharisteo post. One of my faves. Lovely memories…

My list will be mostly photos. Images of life – of what I have seen then captured – often I will shower the image with words, more often hopefully not.

It’s all about counting blessings, being thankful – gratitude. Isn’t it so easy to run this race, head down, without taking in the view. I mentioned a few weeks ago, Emily and I have been taking part in the 365project. I’m on the hunt for images everywhere – and in doing so see colour I have never seen before, I see detail, faces, clouds, shadows, emotion…

I see creation.

I have found gratitude easier to find you know?

Gratitude bestows reverence, allowing us to encounter everyday epiphanies, those transcendent moments of awe that change forever how we experience life and the world’  Sarah Ban Breathnach

Lets begin…

1. Knowing my Creator.

2. Swarming birds dancing across the skies.

3. The beginning of Lent.

4. My Love








5. Fascination








6. Perfect & Fragile. Praying for a 7 week old baby in heart surgery and took this. He is making good recovery.










7. Waking up to Art.


9. Movie Night at the Collinses

 10. Bella’s current favorite reading spot








Is gratitude something you practice. How is your gratitude list growing? Maybe think about joining the thousand gifts community.

How is Lent looking for you today? I read Anne Voskamps blog this morning on lent. I love this line.

‘Lent isn’t about forfeiting as much as it’s about formation’ 

Let’s not forget formation as we walk together towards Easter.

2 thoughts on “One Thousand Gifts. It starts now…

  1. Thanks Michelle for sharing your lovely blog. I began my list of a Thousand gifts on New Years Day. It takes very intentional “looking”, and I’m determined I’m not going to repeat any of these special gifts.


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