Ann Voskamp begins her story recalling the tragic death of her toddler sister, who was run over by a truck in her driveway. She recounts the sadness and grief that overtook her family during that time.
Through this and other personal stories, Voskamp gives readers a look at events in her life that might lead anyone to search for happiness.
Instead, Voskamp accepts a dare from a friend to write down a thousand gifts from God to her. As she adds these gifts and blessings to her list daily, she finds joy and peace.
It is a captivating experiment because the reader begins to see that in a life full of thanks, there is not much room for the opposite.
Voskamp’s writing style is poetic, artistic and simply beautiful to read, and her journey is beautiful as well.
For more talented writing by Voskamp, check out her blog at http://www.aholyexperience.com.