Thursday, January 5, 2012

Starting the New Year with Gratitude~ iPhone App.

One of my favorite reads for 2011 was a book my friend Beth introduced me to called One Thousand Gifts by Ann Voskamp.  {I mentioned Ann in previous posts here and here and here} Ann tells about the healing of her heart through gratitude.  Ann began to train her eyes to see all that she has to be thankful for and listed them in a little journal.  If you haven't read the book, I highly recommend it.  It will bless your heart and challenge you as a reader; Ann writes with depth and insight that requires chewing on every page before swallowing it!  

I recently learned that Ann has created an app for your phone that allows you to make your own list of things you're thankful for~ It is the perfect way to kick off the new year.  

You can find out more about it here.

This morning, I made an entry on the app when I saw Emily in the rocker by the fire.  I am so very grateful that my kids are home for the holidays.  I took a picture and added my words of gratitude.  This is what it looked like on my phone:

 Now that the packages are unwrapped from the tree, you have a way to keep opening gifts all year long~ Little gifts of thanks.  Each moment of gratitude recognized is a "gift."
I pray it helps us develop super power vision for quick blessing recognition!


  1. Putting this book on my list of things to read in 2012! My gratitude list includes you!! XO!

  2. Thanks for sharing ~ I need to get this one! Love you!