One Thousand Gifts

Giving Thanks. Eucharisteo. 

Eucharisteo = thanksgiving.
Charis = grace.
Chara = joy.
"Deep chara joy is found only at the table of the eucharisteo -- the table of thanksgiving. I sit there long ... wondering ... is it that simple? Is the height of my chara joy dependent on the depths of my eucharisteo thanks?"
Oh, this book is meaty. I'm reading Chapter Seven right now...

A few teaser quotes to pull you in. You really must read this book.

"Thanks is what builds trust."

"...I keep on counting blessings to keep on remembering to keep on walking out into the unknown."

"The discipline of thanks only comes with practice. [...] The practice of giving thanks...eucharisteo...this is the way we practice the presence of God, stay present to His presence, and it is always a practice of the eyes. We don't have to change what we see. Only the way we see." 

"Giving thanks is the way into joy."

"Thanksgiving MAKES time."

"The real problem of life is never a lack of time. The real problem of life--in my life-- is lack of thanksgiving."

"God is always good and I am always loved."

"The hard discipline to give thanks for all things at all times because He is all good."

"Praying with eyes wide open is the only way to pray without ceasing."

I am definitely on a 'joy journey'. What amazing lessons to learn in Ann's writing. She is blessed.

Are you reading One Thousand Gifts too?