How to Choose your life

In other words, you choose your life, that is to say, you choose all the conditions of your life, when you choose the thoughts upon which you allow your mind to dwell.”

~Anthony Bloom

I choose to dwell on the endless gifts#1061-1085

child in kitchen, whipping up pudding, humming “Standing on the Promises of God”

Dollops of whip cream

laughing so hard our sides hurt


Adults pumping swings higher

Taking new-to-us back roads

squall of seagulls

Wooden paddles

Flap of sails

Boys floating on inner tubes and summer


water’s happy voice when it meets sand

Picnic baskets

rubbing goosebumps off little legs

Sand baked toes

Grey hair holding bouncing pig tails

Old legs

The way she watches people


Towels with hoods


Straw hats

Geese skimming water

stone engraved with love, a son-gift… one to carry home and keep,
stone heart melting mine

We are transformed by the renewing of our minds….
So now you will see that your mental diet is really the most important thing in your whole life.”

~Anthony Bloom

When my mind dwells on His grace-gifts…. Joy!

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Care to dwell on His grace and choose a life of joy? Consider joining the Gratitude Community!
How to begin your own 1000 Gift List ::: How Gratitude Can Change your Life
( Drop me a line if choose to begin giving intentional thanks and gather fresh joy… I’m behind right now, but I’ll get caught up here soon and happily add either your name or a web link to the Gratitude Community )

If you’d like to share your counting of the gifts with us, consider adding the URL to your specific 1000 gift list post… It’d be a joy to dwell our thoughts on God’s goodness with you…