aiming for a quiet life...

here is where i collect my thoughts and count my blessings.

Monday, January 3, 2011

1000 Gifts

131. blueberry pancakes with Tom on New Years morning

132. incredible views through the window at church

133. First communion of 2011

134. rejoicing in time spent in the Word at church

135. No longer fearing the rocks in the path because the Rock guides the way

136. The beauty of new growth after the devastation of a hurricane.

137. having a focus for 2011... in one word JOY

138.  realizing that one of the blessings of a modest Christmas
 is that it only took five minutes to take down the decorations.

139. knowing that no matter how long I take to count my gifts... 
God will still be there 
showing me what they are
 and guiding me along the way.


  1. Alida,

    A beautiful name (you share it with a friend of mine!)! I love the pictures and your list and how it shows your heart. Thank you for sharing and thus adding to my blessings today!


  2. Kara,
    Thanks for stopping by... how amazing that you know someone with my names. I have only met one other person who shares it with me!

  3. That's quite the list. Keep it up. I think it's great! Thanks for sharing.

  4. Beautiful! ...and your blog is so refreshing and beautiful! I just started listing my notes of thankfulness.


  5. Thanks Photogirl and Melanie!

    Joy & blessings to you!!