Collected Treasures Both Tangible and Intangible



My daughter, Jamie Bagley, is good at coming up with writing prompts and giving lots of encouragement. This week she has a delightful post about things we collect. She suggests we write a list poem using what we have collected through the month of June and has given some examples to help us along. When I first saw the prompt I’ll admit I was at a loss to come up with something. What kind of collected treasures would I find?

June seemed to go by in a blur. I wanted to slow down and notice the beauty. Instead, I found myself rushing around from one thing to the next. My mind was full of thoughts and lists of things to do.


Writing in my journal on the hillside.


Then, I decided to go to my online calendar and look over the past month. I found a lot of items I have collected. They are not tangible items for the most part, but feelings of joy, hope, excitement, beauty and more.

I copied down the events of the month and put a one word description by each. From that I found my collection and wrote my poem. They are not tangible items for the most part but evoke feelings of joy, hope, excitement, beauty and more.


I will follow the format Jamie used on her post and list my intangible collection followed by my poem.

GIFT COLLECTION (In one-word blessing prayers.)

  1. Accomplishment
  2. Fellowship
  3. ย Relaxation
  4. Joy
  5. Fun
  6. Beauty
  7. Surprise
  8. Excitement
  9. Celebration
  10. Love
  11. Perseverance
  12. Hope


Collected Treasure
My lovely Noonday necklace




June has been a busy month
But full of lasting treasures

Pedicures and special coffee
Published poems
Parties here and there

Birthday cakes and presents
Breakfast with friends

Babysitting grandchildren

Loving my family
Lunch with a young friend
Lovely jewelry from Noonday

Holding babies
Hopeful news
Happy times

Sweaty workouts
Social gatherings
Sweet refreshments

June has been a busy month
But I am truly blessed


Light shining into the darkness of the room.


Take Note of Your Blessings

This was a fun exercise. It forced me to stop, take notice and realize how many things I have collected through the month of June. As I thought about all the blessings, I found myself relaxing and my attitude one of thankfulness. So, thank you, Jamie Bagley, for your timely prompt.

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If you get a chance hope on over to Jamie’s blog and be inspired to write your own list poem. It might just help you relax, too!

I’m linking up with: #HeartEncouragement, #TuneInThursday, #FreshMarketFriday, #FaithonFire

11 thoughts on “Collected Treasures Both Tangible and Intangible

  1. Dear Gayl,

    What a beautiful list for June! I love the ways that God showed you the gifts He brought, when at first glance you felt that everything was just a blur. Isn’t God good to help us to slow and find His beauty? Just like your photo of the light shining in the dark room! I’m praying over this prompt myself, and asking God to show me the beauty in my month also. Congratulations on published poems and holding new babies! ๐Ÿ™‚ Blessings, Love, and Hugs to you!

    1. Thank you, dear Bettie! All it took was for me to slow down and look back over the calendar to remind me of the loveliness I experienced this past month. I’m looking forward to seeing what you come up with from Jamie’s prompt. ๐Ÿ™‚ I know it will be good.

      Blessings, love and hugs right back to you! xoxo

  2. Love the idea of this! Accounting for all God has given you! Mind sets change when we start counting or blessings!

    1. Thanks, Theresa! My daughter had a great idea with her prompt, didn’t she? ๐Ÿ™‚
      I like your idea of doing one each month. Thanks for stopping by!

      Blessings to you!

  3. As I began reading your post I thought to myself, “I’m not a collector”. lol. But then as I read further, I love how you saw your month’s worth of blessings as collected treasures. What a beautiful word picture!

    I need to become an intentional collector of my own treasures from above.

    Thanks for the encouragement!

    1. That was my thought at first when I started to write. ๐Ÿ™‚ Thanks so much for your encouragement, Karen. I need to remember to do this every month. ๐Ÿ™‚

      Blessings to you!

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