Multitude Monday #1


It took a while, but I am finally writing my first post for Multitude Monday:One Thousand Gifts at A Holy Experience. Won’t you join us?

I’ve gotten into the habit of pondering the things I would like to do or have someday. This week, I continue a recently begun project — paying attention to everyday treasures — in other words, blessings that are already in my life. As a poet, I’m learning about writing “small stones”, which are very brief reflections on one thing. These small stones are actually a way of giving thanks for the multitude of gifts each day brings. Here are some of those gifts; some may find their way into “small stones”!

1. As I write, I hear my husband at work on a woodcarving project — our dining room table!

2. My husband listens to me.

3. My mother and I go for a walk each morning, and we’re walking farther and farther!

4. Our cat sits in my lap now (a new thing!) and kneads my shoulder. I can feel him purring as I stroke his soft fur.

With our precious cat, Lucky

5. Mini chocolate cake in a cup — a recipe I learned from Karen Linamen’s wonderful book The Chocolate Diaries.

6. My husband is truly interested in what I say, and I like to listen to the things that are on his heart as well.

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10 thoughts on “Multitude Monday #1

  1. Welcome to the gratitude community! You are off to a wonderful start…
    It is such a gift to have a husband that listens and hears!
    Blessings
    ~a

  2. Dear Judith,

    Thanks for stopping by my blog and reading my thank list. It brought me to you. How amazing! You have a woodworking husband who listens. So do I. Does yours like to camp? Mine doesn’t and I have always felt sad about that. He does, however, read books with me and we discuss them. Therefore, in a way we do camp out around a book from time to time and really have fun. Maybe some day we should roast marshmallows over the gas stove in the kitchen!

    Oh, and thanks for mentioning the mini chocolate cake in a cup. I’m going to check it out. I need a treat for cardmaking tomorrow evening.

    Have a blessed day in the Lord,
    Dawn

    • Do try that chocolate treat! My husband did a lot of camping before we met (2 1/2 years ago) but he likes to spend time woodworking and writing poetry now. I’ve actually toasted marshmallows over the stove…works for me!

  3. I’d like to say welcome as well! It’s been a real blessing being a part of this community! I love that you can walk in the mornings with your mother. Mine is 750 miles away, although we are trying to get her to move in here with us.
    Have fun finding all your gifts! πŸ™‚
    Kristin

  4. Hi I came over from Ann’s blog and as the others have done, I would like to say”Welcome!” I’m so glad you have started your list – I am hoping to encourage all my friends to do the same sometime. Just as Kristin said, I would love it if my mom lived close enough for us to go on treasured morning walks. What a wonderful time that must be and of course the added bonus of a workout yeah! πŸ™‚
    God bless and keep counting!

  5. This was a very touching and heartfelt post Judith, dear!
    I love you so very much, Sweetheart and Always will.
    You are my everything!
    Love,
    Your Devoted Husband,
    John

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