Name them One by One


May 19, 2012 by Beth Hess

I’m hunting for beauty — counting my blessings and naming them one by one. Here’s my latest entry on my way to 1000+. See the rest (and read the story behind my list) HERE.

Then add your own in the comments section!

  • Beach houses
  • Remembering great times with great friends
  • Being there for someone’s breakthrough
  • “If you don’t like where you are, change it. You are not a tree.”
  • Seeds sprouting from a small plastic cup
  • A boy with his dog
  • Learning to open my mind
  • Learning to open my heart
  • Having a camera in my purse when I need it
  • Christian’s “Cinimin Milk” creation
  • The moment when 1 thing makes everything else make sense
  • Opening Day Baseball Games
  • Organ Music at Busch Stadium
  • Legends of the Game honored well
  • Wedding photos
  • A dear friend PREGNANT!
  • Hope for Flowers, by Trina Paulus
  • Crying in the Shower
  • Hearing an old song you’ve forgotten about
  • “You are Good, and your love endures forever”
  • Picking the healthy option … and liking it
  • Giant paperclips and other oversized silliness
  • Big Announcements
  • Feeling at home in my home
  • Alone time
  • Together time
  • That I’m NOT in Junior High anymore
  • Prom photos
  • Remembering High School fun
  • The fresh scent of cleaning supplies
  • Foods on a stick
  • Backyard barbecues
  • Little cousins walking hand in hand
  • The courage that comes from having a cousin go first
  • Simple family fun
  • Carousels
  • The smell of fried foods
  • Kids on rollercoasters
  • The Tilt-a-Whirl
  • A lit ferris wheel at night
  • A finished publication in your hands
  • The Message version of the Bible
  • Teamwork
  • Being inspired, not jealous, by the success of others
  • Funny field day games
  • Bouncy houses
  • Rubber chickens
  • Eating with chopsticks
  • Sushi
  • Being afraid — and doing it anyway
  • The end of a long road
  • Free lunch
  • The sacred opportunity to mourn with friends
  • The relief of letting go
  • Easter egg hunts with fruit snacks
  • A schedule that lets me pick Christian up from school
  • Christian requests The Beatles
  • Ninja cupcakes
  • Roller Skating birthday parties
  • Disco balls
  • Being in the thick of God’s presence
  • Finding that thickness in unexpected places
  • Jeff Deyo songs
  • Magic shows
  • Boys in Scout uniforms
  • College t-shirts
  • Keys to a new home
  • New friends
  • Old friends
  • 7-year-olds at hockey games
  • When you actually learn a lot from a required course
  • Never being too old to learn
  • Finding the right logo for my new business
  • Launching A Coach in Your Corner Life Coach business
  • Hearing the stories of missionaries
  • Grilled veggies
  • A bonus diet Coke
  • Chai Latte
  • Five Minute Fridays
  • Finding lost keys
  • A house on a golf course
  • The first golf outing of the year
  • An 18-hole personal best
  • Thunderstorms that cool and clean
  • Discovery
  • Feeding alpaca from your hands
  • The super softness of alpaca fur
  • A peacock in full display
  • 1st grade farm field trips
  • Prayer partners
  • Shorts weather
  • Progress on big projects
  • Meeting with like minds
  • Mercy
  • My first paid coaching client
  • God’s provision … again and again and again
  • Inner Peace. Real.Deep.Peace.
  • A bird’s nest on our porch
  • Caterpillars on our tree
  • Weather forecasting groundhogs
  • Chocolate chip pancakes
  • Lazy weekends
  • Finding enough change at the bottom of your purse to get a drink at the vending machine
  • Ferry boats
  • Seagulls who catch bread midair
  • Jelly fish
  • Seahorses
  • Thom & Christian fishing together
  • Mother’s Day morning on a beach pier
  • Homemade Mother’s Day gifts
  • My son thinking I smell mostly like salt
  • Being a Mom
  • When Plan B is super fun
  • Movies that make me cry
  • Being with friends who are crying at the same movie
  • Movie quotes that connect people across the miles
  • Idea Jars
  • Beauty from ashes
  • Vulnerability
  • Goosebump moments
  • Counting down days to summer vacation
  • A really clean chalkboard
  • Comments on my Blog (hint, hint … leave yours below)
  • The smell of fresh laundry
  • Friday Nights
  • The wisdom of Brian Tracy
  • Remembering how good it feels to record the beauty in my life!

One thought on “Name them One by One

  1. Ronald McClung says:

    Love the list…..and your devos….pastor ron


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