Joy Dare: {Week 6 – #112-132}

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Joy Dare – Week 6

“Gratitude unlocks the fullness of life.  It turns what we have into enough, and more.  It turns denial into acceptance, chaos to order, confusion to clarity.  It can turn a meal into a feast, a house into a home, a stranger into a friend.  Gratitude makes sense of our past, brings peace for today, and creates a vision for tomorrow.” — Melody Beattie

112.  My son finishing his 1st semester of homeschooling with straight A’s!
113.  The amazing tutor who helps my son succeed.
114.  Doctors who do precautionary testing.  Say a prayer for me Tuesday

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Joy Dare: {Week 5 – #91-111}

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 Joy Dare – Week 5

“Joy’s a function of gratitude.  And gratitude’s a function of perspective.  Counting gifts changes my perspective — & my LIFE.” – Ann Voskamp.

91.  Chocolate smiles.
92.  A heart overwhelmed by His grace.
93.  A successful fist semester of part-time homeschooling.
94.  Being more aware of the choices I am making.
95.  Blog friends who consistently encourage and love.
96.  Tickle fun.
97.  More wedding shopping with my beautiful daughter.
98.  That His love is written on my heart.
99.  That His

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Joy Dare: {Week 4 – #70-90}

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Taking the Joy Dare and counting my way to 1000 gifts in 2012!

“We can only be said to be alive in those moments when our hearts are conscious of our treasures.” – Thornton Wilder

70.  Meat stock up sales at my local grocery stores.
71.  Our new/used refrigerator for our garage.
72.  My proud mama’s heart over the courtship my son has entered into with a wonderful girl.
73.  My daughter said YES to the dress!
74.  God’s faithfulness in meeting her budget limitations.
75.  Spending time at the hospital with a sick friend.

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Joy Dare: {Week 2 – #28-48}

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As each day comes to us refreshed and anew, so does my gratitude renew itself daily.  The breaking of the sun over the horizon is my grateful heart dawning upon a blessed world.  ~Terri Guillemets

Taking the Joy Dare and continuing to count my gifts:

28.  Coffee on demand via my Keurig!
29.  The calm even in the midst of the chaos.
30.  My soft, fluffy pillow.
31.  Productive days.
32.  Tomato soup.
33.  “I’ll hold your hand mom”!
34.  That God delights in me.
35.  That He quiets

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