I just wanted to write and share that I have always given God thanks for the big things, like keeping me safe while I drove in traffic. Or when I found exactly what I was looking for shopping. Or makeing up with a loved one after a squabble. But since reading this book One Thousand Gifts I have never thought of when I heard and recongized a Blue Jay’s cry as a gift. Or leaves blowing in the wind, or the coolness that is felt with fans blowing in the rooms on a hot summer day. I have never ever thought of these gifts as being a part of God’s love. I am in the midst right now in counselling with a Christian counceler and trying to overcome an abusive childhood. And learning about Gods love for me and now I will be able to see clearly with His help His love!