one thousand gifts

a gentle end to the year [561-650]


December’s break was just what I needed. A list doesn’t nearly begin to sum up everything I experienced, thought, and felt. I will spend the month of January writing about the thoughts I have moving forward but for now, a list. This list is for me. You may not understand it. That’s OK. I hope you are working on your own list of sorts. We’ll talk soon. I love you. Did you know that? I do.

561. dream books
562. giggling over nonsense
563. apples to apples
564. intimate conversation with lady friends
565. friendly drive-through employee covering the few cents I didn’t have
566. balloons
567. snow globes
568. dancing in the apartment
569. tree-shaped ice cream treats
570. headbands for unruly bangs
571. finding new outdoor places to walk
572. photo shoots
573. re-visiting our wedding spot
574. candles floating in water peacefully
575. two good friends finally getting married
576. taking a break offline
577. an amazing book that inspires me to take action
578. newborn twins
579. crazy holiday lights on houses
580. dirt on my hands from boxes at the food pantry
581. candy canes
582. homemade brownies
583. unusually warm day in December
584. peppermint mocha creamer
585. Groupon dinner
586. friendly waitress learning sign language for me
587. happy husband
588. little RV model on our shelf
589. thrift store finds
590. bumping into people I know
591. my first dirty Chai
592. cranberry bliss bar
593. unraveling a decades-old crochet project for yarn reuse
594. clementine oranges
595. feeling very happy
596. new yarn
597. new needles
598. wooden buttons
599. homemade dinner with a friend
600. white, twinkling lights in the kitchen
601. creating a space I love
602. silly coworkers
603. “family” cuddled together
604. marzipan
605. mug rugs
606. knitting pen pals
607. reindeer antlers on cars
608. colors everywhere
609. holiday staff party with large spread of food
610. tequila shot with coworkers
611. cleaning through old things
612. secret Santa
613. cat playing fetch with his favorite toy
614. generosity
615. finally having snow
616. last day of school before winter break
617. wise words from my husband
618. train rides to Chicago
619. independent coffee shop
620. peppermint macaroon
621. wine tasting afternoon
622. more less
623. beautiful church service
624. He is the reason for the season
625. Christmas Eve dinner with my family
626. one-on-one with Grandma-in-law
627. handmade gifts
628. melting candles
629. watching wax harden
630. cat curling up in a basket
631. snuggling with Kyle
632. new books
633. full stomach
634. full heart
635. child-like wonder
636. quiet afternoon writing cards
637. colorful markers
638. rainbow catnip toy
639. unexpected snow
640. scrabble
641. seeing a musical
642. loose-leaf tea
643. bath bombs
644. new gym membership
645. knitting gifts for others
646. invitations
647. warm hugs
648. instant coffee
649. cleaning and donating items
650. reflecting on the year


2 thoughts on “a gentle end to the year [561-650]”

  1. I love this! Every single one. You are such an inspiration. Best wishes for you in the new year… I pray it is your best yet!

    1. Such kind words! Thank you. I am praying that it will be my best year, too! I hope you are able to achieve everything you set your heart on, as well. ❤

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