The Joy Dare

It’s embarrassing.

A drive through two years of blog posts uncovers a pattern of depression and anxiety in the late fall and winter.  If I have joy in the sunlight and new growth of spring and summer, it all shrivels up in late fall and winter.

This week I stumbled upon this:

Author Ann Voskamp invites us to look for gifts from God each day–the little and large for which we can give thanks.

We can wing it, listing three things a day we discover on our own, or we can use her prompts.There are some really good ones here, and I can’t complain about having some ready-made ideas for those dry days.

I have decided to record my list in a blog draft and publish it once a month, but I have to change WordPress themes because this one makes every “enter” a new paragraph.  Agh!

I purchased her book One Thousand Gifts and I am enjoying it, though it probably isn’t for everyone. She is a poet–a word foodie–a skilled editor. She uses apt metaphors and trims to the bone.

About lettersfromheartscontent

Mother of six, wife to a forester and educator, former homeschool teacher and tutor with Classical Conversations. Now retired from teaching music at a small Christian school. In my retirement I am quilting, decluttering, and calling country dances--contra dances and more for people in my community who want to get out again.
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2 Responses to The Joy Dare

  1. bonafidelife says:

    Awesome! I visited the website and looked around. I’m looking forward to joining you! Let’s slay the winter blues together!

  2. Let’s do it! And I’ll bet it is this very thing that tells the world whether someone’s faith is real or not. Just wait till you see this book!

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