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: http://www.aholyexperience.com/joy-dares/
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.