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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. Click To Tweet

Jamie suggests we write a list poem using what we have collected through the month of June. She’s 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.

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 feelings of joy, hope, excitement, beauty and… Click To Tweet

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.  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

 

Collected Treasures

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.

As I thought about all the blessings, I found myself relaxing... Click To Tweet

 

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

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10 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! 🙂 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. 🙂 I know it will be good.

      Blessings, love and hugs right back to you! xoxo

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

      Blessings to you!

  2. 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. 🙂 Thanks so much for your encouragement, Karen. I need to remember to do this every month. 🙂

      Blessings to you!

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