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One Thousand Gifts #39

One Thousand Gifts: A Dare to Live Fully Right Where You Are

My little one, stuck in her room for the day learning the hard lessons of life, practices gratitude.  She sneaks down the stairs, knowing she should not be out of her room, but can’t help herself.  She has a hand full of gratitude to share.  A “blog post” and “poem.”  “May I share it on your blog, Mom?”

May she?


I’m Thankful For My Ipod Shuffle
Last birthday when I was 8  turning eight I got to go shopping with my grandma Kathy! On And on our birthday our grandma gives us money to spend on stuff, so I decided “I should get a ipod!”  So me and my grandma went over to the ipods!  I really wanted to get a blue one because that was my favorite color but they were out of the blue ones. 🙁 So there was  I think there was pink, orang, (my sister got an orange one) or green and you know which one I boght?  Pink because it is my 3rd favorite color!  I was so happy and it even came with headphones.  I think I made a good choice.  If I didn’t get an ipod I wouldn’t be listening to music as much!  I have been lisening to a lot of songs.  It makes me happy.  I {heart} my ipod. Thank you, Grandma!


Ipods are fun,
in the sun they shine like the stars.

You can get them and listen to them everywhere.

Save your money, go to itunes, get more music. 
Trust me, you will use it everywhere.

#826 – #839

~ grace.

~ a day at home on a Monday

~ apologies from little ones

~ listening to grown nieces and nephews interacting.  So entertaining, made me smile.

~ family

~ the dimple that sneaks out from middle child’s cheek when she is trying not to laugh

~ Spotify and the grooves it brings to me daily

~ my husband scraping snow off of my car

~ his hold in the middle of the night

~ witnessing responsibility in my oldest

~ my night time Nook reading

~ an expanded grocery budget that allows some breathing room and healthy food!

~ girls giddyness over giving out Valentines

~ a husband that shops with his girls for Valentines

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  • Stephanie Voit
    February 18, 2012 at 1:55 am

    What a beautiful poem and a wonderful post. She will probably follow in her momma’s footsteps. And I am going to start a list of grace right this moment. I need this! Thank you again, Amy. You don’t know me, but I’ve spent a lot of time learning about you. Thank you for sharing. Oh I can’t wait. The first thing on the list will be your inspiration to start it.

  • Amy Bowman
    February 14, 2012 at 11:52 pm

    my little one loved reading your comments. Thank you for your praise and love!

  • Positively Alene
    February 14, 2012 at 2:10 am

    Love your gifts. Being held by my hubby at night is the best gift – I totally agree. Blessings from Joy Dare.

  • Nikki Brewer
    February 14, 2012 at 12:07 am

    great list of grace!! wonderful blog post and poem!!!

  • erin
    February 13, 2012 at 7:54 pm

    Love it!! Awesome job. I heart my ipod too! 🙂

  • Gypsy Soul
    February 13, 2012 at 5:54 pm

    <3 it.

  • Jo
    February 13, 2012 at 5:47 pm

    so cute 🙂

  • {Adventuresindinner}
    February 13, 2012 at 5:10 pm


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