Tuesday, July 1, 2014

Three Gifts Loved

You just got to love Ann Voskamp.

Her enthusiasm for life is contagious. (And her love for Jesus and God!)

This is what she wrote today on Facebook:

"!! Happy July 1st!

"Make it the best month yet? Count gifts, find joy -- right. where. you. are! Scavenger hunt for God's glory!

"(All research concludes that writing down just 3 things you are grateful for, you increase your happiness by *25%*! Who doesn't want *that*!? And giving thanks in all things is a God-command for our *joy*. Let's DO this thing!)

"Hang on the fridge for the whole family to take the #JOYDARE too! Print July's Joy Dare here: http://bit.ly/1dNbtNj

Here it is. I printed it. Now taped in my #1000GIFTS Journal:

So. Three gifts loved. I love so much. But let's focus on today.

My Garden. I love my garden. I love gardening. Susan called her "Gardenia," my mistress. This photo is from June 29, 2014.

Here is what Gardenia will look something like in September:

Gardenia is bordered on three sides with Zinnias; I love these! They attract butterflies and hummingbirds. Inside the garden: five tomato plants, three basil plants, two eggplant plants, beets, lettuce (two kinds), arugula, oregano, tarragon, cilantro, parsley, butterfly bush, cucumbers, jalapeno plants. Can you sense I might be excited???!!!

Of course, I just LOVE my dog, Freddy. A Mini Labradoodle. He doesn't know he is getting a bath and haircut tomorrow.

 And I LOVE cooking! You can read about the beginnings here. Last night I made this amazing Grilled Chicken with a Mint Jalapeno Sauce. OH MY GOSH!

Here is the recipe:

Thankful I Am for these three gifts loved.