This year has already begun to feel different than the rest. This is the year that I have chosen to blog purposely and not for numbers or any other status symbols. This is the year that I have chosen to begin releasing my own ideas to His perfect plan for my life. And this is the year that I have chosen to record the many blessings He gives me on a daily basis.
Inspired by Barbie's post, I have decided to take the Joy Dare in 2012. Reading Les Misérables has been making me extremely aware of every little blessing in my life that I don't even notice. I want to be grateful -- wholly and completely grateful -- for everything He gives me. Discontent is a seed that needs to be rooted out of my life, and I have found this to be a beautiful way in which I can do it.
Mrs. Voskamp has challenged all of us to record 1000 gifts or blessings in 365 days. That's only three blessings a day, a small feat. I'll be recording them on a page on my blog's sidebar, which will be updated every day as I add new things to the list.
This is not something for the faint of heart. This is for those of you who want to live wholly, intentionally, and God-centered. So will you take up the Joy Dare with me and dare to find 1000 blessings in twenty twelve?