Thursday, November 22, 2012


Gypsy Slow Down

The other day I was reading a review of Ann Voskamp's book and someone was talking about how irreverent it is to be thankful for some of the trivial things she mentions in her book, like paper clips. I thought that was funny.

I also just wanted to jump in the computer and say face to face, oh you are missing out.

I believe it is beautifully reverent to notice God in the smallest of details.

In objects that make our lives easier, like paper clips or staples or hairspray. In the loveliness of a flower. In our favorite color. To notice and thank God for the small things in life makes us realize how much he really is in everything. All the time. How he created the smell of cinnamon. And the sparkle of a diamond. How he loves for us to praise him with gratitude because no matter how bad things get there is always something to thank him for.

Thanking God for the "microscopic" moments in my life has opened up my heart to where it's impossible for me not to see them anymore.

So on this lovely Thanksgiving, I want to say that I am thankful for the sunshine pouring through my window, dancing on the keyboard. And for the sugar free whole wheat cinnamon rolls I made yesterday morning that did not turn out as good as my mothers (when I get her recipe I will share it with you, you will like it better). And that I woke up feeling 70% better from this wretched cold flu I've had all week. For chamomile tea. For a cozy house in November. For new foodie magazines to read. For family to spend the holidays with. For still hoping, hoping.

And I am thankful that I am on #921 on my gratitude list. Can you believe it? We've come a long way, baby.

I wouldn't want to go back.

Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours!

Gypsy Slow Down

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