One Thousand Gifts Journal – Dedication Page

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Today I’m starting a Gratitude Journal. The idea isn’t a new one; for years, I’ve been tossing this concept around. But recently, author Ann Voskamp inspired me to create a Gratitude Journal that focuses on the theme of One Thousand Gifts.

It’s my hope that the pages of this journal will overflow with:

A thousand things I am thankful for…
A thousand gifts that God has blessed me with…
A thousand prayers and praises to my Heavenly Father…

The time is ripe for me to embark on this journey of thankfulness –
To actively express appreciation for the gifts God has given me
Instead of grumbling for the things I lack.

And so, as I begin this journey
I dedicate this book to my Heavenly Father
As an act of praise, worship and thanksgiving.

I am excited to see where this journey takes me.
I can already feel the winds of transformation stirring within my soul.
And so, the journey of a thousand gifts begins…

A Personal Note

Thanks to all of you who have expressed offered words of support and encouragement about this project! Because of your interest, I have decided to share portions of my journal online. Today I’m sharing the first entry in my new gratitude journal – the Dedication Page – and I’m participating in the Random Journal Day Link-Up and Scripture Sunday.

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  1. Dawn
    Twitter: breathoffaith
    says:

    OOOOOOOOOOOOhhhhhh! So excited for you. It IS good to give thanks to the Lord, and singe praises to the name of The Most High! (I am not sure what psalm that is, but it popped in my head when I read your post! So grateful for your portion, Ramona- I know you will be a blessing to us, as each portion is! See you there!

  2. Cherry says:

    Visiting from The Sunday Community – congratulations on starting up your 1000 Gifts Journal! Enjoy – and may it be a wonderful journey for you! I have loved counting gifts in this way, for several years now … what a great dedication page (and verse)!

  3. What a great idea! The praise and thanks we can give to the Lord is never ending!

  4. Melissa says:

    What a wonderful idea!

  5. melody says:

    This is an awesome idea! There is so much lovely out there if we only choose to look. To be still and see the goodness. I love that you are going to take time to write it down, so that on days when it is hard to see through the ugly you can pick up that journal and remind yourself just how wonderful life is and to be thankful! I use my blog actually A LOT for this, but I too have just recently started a journal/scrap book!

    Have a blessed Sunday!

    melody

  6. Kari says:

    Hi, stopping by to say thanks for visiting me at http://www.counthisblessings.com. I saw that you were beginning this journey and wanted to come and only encourage you in the decision you have already made. This journey is amazing and life changing!! Your perspecitve will change!!! I promise!!! Many blessings to you and I can not wait to see your list begin. I will definately be back to see it all unfold.

  7. Had a peek at your new journals… they are beautiful. I love the idea of a gratitude journal too… I’m even considering it an excellent addition to my prayer basket. I have a prayer basket with little ‘helps’ re: quiet time, e.g. favourite study Bible, notebook, marker pens, hymn book, book of Bible promises, small concordance, audio Bible, etc… I just grab my basket and head to my favourite chair for QT. I got the idea for a prayer basket from Rebecca over on Dear Lissy. She has some fantastic study tips and helps too.

    Thanks for linking up with Scripture Sunday this week… it’s been a blessing sharing this post.

    Wendy

  8. Ann’s book was a life-changer for me, even at 65 (when I read it) and now I’m on my third read. It’s that great, isn’t it? I was inspired by her 1000 gifts challenge and have been posting my journal online as well. I’ll be praying for you as you begin. Hopped over today from The Sunday Community link up.

  9. Barbie says:

    I am hoping to restart my 1000 gifts project in January. I got way off track but verbally thank the Lord for 3 things every day. I just can’t seem to ever link it up. Thank you for linking up with Fresh Brewed Sundays!

  10. Donna says:

    How beautiful. I love that. What a great idea.

  11. shari says:

    good for you! intentional gratitude and a gratitude journal changed my life!! praying it will change yours too…

  12. Kim says:

    Gratitude journals are so powerful! I am reading a book about the science of gratitude, and the author quotes some interesting studies. One says if you write down just 3 different things you are grateful for each day, and do that diligently for a matter of weeks, you will see improvements in your mental, spiritual and physical health. Being grateful is an important part of being happy.

    I look forward to your entries, and I hope that others are inspired to join you in your journaling as well.

  13. Kylie says:

    SUCH a good idea. How many times do we think a day “I wish” or “wouldn’t it be nice to have this”, we would all be MUCH happier beings, if we took the time to be thankful. Thank you for sharing!

    -Kylie
    absolutelyarkansas.blogspot.com

  14. My Thankful Heart page on my blog is just for that: gratitude in my life! You will be blessed by this endeavor as you intentionally seek to see God’s hand in your life daily. I look forward to reading any posts you share on this journey of thankfulness. Thank you for linking up at WJIM.

  15. Kelly says:

    Good for you! I’m keeping the 1000 gifts journal too and am growing in my faith daily. Thanks for sharing with us at NOBH

  16. Carol says:

    ‘Attitude of Gratitude’ is so wonderful ~ you are one enlightened woman ^_^

    thanks for linking up with Magical Monday Meme at A Creative Harbor ~ hope to see you there again ~

  17. Deidra says:

    It will be fun to see how the gratitude journal impacts you. Enjoy!

  18. Great project — go shine your light — and God bless!

    Cheers from Bohol, Philippines!

    http://turningboholano.blogspot.com/2012/06/shine-your-light.html

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