A while back, I shared several things for which I was thankful, one being our “Keeping Room”. As much as I adore this room, the life that is lived in this space, and the memories made therein, one area, a half wall in the middle of the room, continues to cause me frustration. That is until today.
After reading a post over at A Holy Experience, I had a “light bulb moment,” which gave me a clear vision and purpose for this space: thankfulness and gratitude. No longer will this half wall be a decorating nightmare or nuisance. For I now realize, this space has a redeeming quality, a purpose, and will become a focal point in this most special location of our home.
Who knows? Maybe, I’ll hang a chalk board with a basket of colorful chalks on the half wall. Allowing all who enter our home to write words or share verses of thankfulness and gratitude. Or I could see ornate molding hung on this half wall to create a frame for artwork that expresses thankfulness and gratitude. Perhaps, I’ll hang a basket filled with thank-you notes to write notes to those we need to express thankfulness and gratitude. The possibilities are endless.
Regardless of the actual means or methods, this space is now dedicated as a space for thankfulness and gratitude. And will now be known as our Wall of Thanks.
On Mondays, I will be counting my blessings and sharing my thankfulness. (#1-#7)
1. A home to make memories, find shelter, and share love.
2. Celebrating the life of my husband, who has been blessed with 40 amazing years of life (17 of those with me)! Looking forward to many, many more!
3. Two children, whose giggles are intoxicating, whose arguments are passionate, and whose forgiveness is deep.
4. Playing a cello. Something about it makes me feel free and allows me to dream.
5. Sitting on the back deck, enjoying a crisp breeze and a warm cup of coffee.
6. The “beautiful mess” of our normal, everyday life. And learning to stop and appreciate the here and now moments.
7. The hard seasons of life. But knowing Psalm 37:4-5 is truth. And continuing to earnestly seek Him…daily, expectantly, and faithfully.