Joy Dare: {Week 10 – #196-221}

 Joy Dare – Week 10

“Gratitude can transform common days into thanksgivings, turn routine jobs into joy, and change ordinary opportunities into blessings.” — William Arthur Ward

196.  Jumping in puddles.
197.  The way He paints the sky.
198.  A new windshield for my SUV.
199.  12 weeks until my daughter’s wedding!
200. Chocolate covered pretzels.
201. Laundry folded.
202. The way my daughter’s hair smells after her shower.
203. Strawberry lemonade.
204. My 8yo who lays his hand and prays for healing.
205. Great

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Joy Dare: {Week 9 – #175-195}

Joy Dare – Week 9

Gratitude is the music of the heart, when its chords are swept by the breeze of kindness.  ~Author Unknown

175.  This post from my friend Katie, healed of cancer!
176.  The little birds feeding on my lawn this morning.
177.  Listening to my kids sing worship songs in the car.
178.  BBQ with family and friends.
179.  Lavender car freshener.
180.  More side work for my husband.
181.  Steak and lobster

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Joy Dare: {Week 8 – #154-174}

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Joy Dare – Week 8

“Simplicity is ultimately a matter of focus.”
Ann Voskamp, One Thousand Gifts: A Dare to Live Fully Right Where You Are

154.  Laughter while playing Four Square.
155.  My children, teaching me the rules I’ve forgotten.
156.  Good test results!
157.  Cocoa Puffs.
158.  Milk that turns chocolate in the bowl.
159.  Finally aquiring a taste for sugar free lattes.
160.  My oldest son confiding in me about his relationship.
161.   I once was lost…but now I am found!
162.  That He never lets go of

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Joy Dare: {Week 7 – #133-153}

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Joy Dare – Week 7

The unthankful heart… discovers no mercies; but let the thankful heart sweep through the day and, as the magnet finds the iron, so it will find, in every hour, some heavenly blessings!  ~Henry Ward Beecher

133.  Raw honesty of friends.
134.  A grieving heart that is pulled closer to the Lord.
135.  An extra long weekend.
136.  A shiny quarter found on a muddy trail.
137.  The prayer covering of friends I’ve never met.
138.  Laughter.
139.  Slowing down.
140.  A lovely Valentines dinner with my sweetheart.

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