A number of people have asked me this week "What's with the numbers on your story posts recently?" This view was my number 18.
St. John of Avila said, "One act of thanksgiving, when things go wrong with us, is worth a thousand thanks when things are agreeable to our inclinations." The last six months of last year were exercises in faith and gratitude and living in the moment, even when there is pain or difficulty or joy and pleasure.
At the end of last year, I started sourcing and reading an amazing book on gratitude and learning about how we find joy in recognising grace, in the good times and the bad times, in the ordinary and extraordinary. The author starts to write a list of 1000 things she loves, a thousand gifts or blessings that help her to affirm and remember the grace she has experienced.
The numbered snaps are my list. Well, the ones that can be shared and photographed/recorded anyway.
I want to invite people to share them and maybe identify with them. To bring my friends along on this journey. Getting the one thousand together by my next birthday is one of the goals/projects/hopes I've set myself before I leave my 20s forever.
Please enjoy them with me :) "All I have seen teaches me to trust the Creator for all I have not seen." R.W. Emerson