Thankful for HappenINGs

I noticed this week that a pattern quickly arose as I counted the gifts. Lots of INGs!

I kept noticing and feeling grateful for things that were happening.

720. friend calling

721. temps rising

722. snow melting

723. birds chirping

724. husband’s mind changing {and I was not guilty of nagging}

725. hand holding

726. sound sleeping

727. daughter dusting

728. son vacuuming

729. parents visiting

730. One Thousand Gifts: reading and finishing

Have you taken the dare to begin countING?

In hope,

About Shelli Bourque

An ordinary girl living by the grace of life in Christ. Adoring wife and mom. Lover of quiet places and uncluttered spaces. Beauty seeker and image maker.


  1. I love you ING list. I want to get that book, but I haven’t done it yet! I’m sure it’s terrific.

    • Thanks, Stephani! Yes, it really is a wonderful book. Such rich theology wrapped in Ann’s poetic writing style. It brings brings out the depth of the counting.

  2. Teena says

    Just on chapter 3 in my book. I love watching the clips. Have you been watching?

    I have my ing list too….

    sometimes I write them on my blog. I have them in a little notebook. Haven’t made it to 1000 yet… around 850. Started mine in 2007 after reading at Ann’s place.

    Thank you for always encouraging!


    • Hi, Teena! Yes, I have been watching the clips. It’s so nice to see Ann talk so casually, even though I know she is a bundle of nerves. The counting has been such a gift, but to read the book and see the depth…ah, just stunning. {{hugs}}