1,000 Gifts: Magnify

I am on working on a habit of daily recognizing and counting my gifts after reading Ann Voskamp’s {affiliate link} One Thousand Gifts: A Dare to Live Fully Right Where You Are. Here are just a few gifts I’ve counted recently.

“What will a life magnify? The world’s stress cracks, the grubbiness of a day, all that is wholly wrong and terribly busted? Or God? ~Ann Voskamp, 1,000 Gifts


0091. sisters

0092. spring blowing in

0093. little helping hands

0094. girl time with my Little Miss


0095. cupcakes

0096. a basement’s shelter in the storm

0097. spring rain 

0098. a misunderstanding forgiven

0099.  sunshine after the rain


0100. cousins

0102. fresh fruit in season

0103. scales plunked on a piano

0104. spring break

0105. the first light of dawn

0106. lunch dates


0107. meeting new friends

0108.  birds singing

0109. Spring in bloom

0110. the comfort of longtime friendships

0111. the colors of a sunset

0112. class field trips


0113. silliness with my Little Man

0114. a healthy body to work hard

0115. strength in my weakness

0116. grace in my failures

0117. dreams for the future


0118. playdates at the park

0119.  a hard-working husband

120. home

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12 thoughts on “1,000 Gifts: Magnify

  1. As I read your gratitude for a healthy body to work hard, I smiled for just last week I was talking to my mom about the privilege of being able to work. A chronic disease prevents me from working as hard as I want to, but as I often struggle with emotions of frustration. Yet, reading your list made me realise that I can be thankful even for these emotions for it is also a gift from our Father’s hand! Visiting via Laura’s.
    Have a grace-filled week

  2. Beautiful List of Gifts and pictures. I have opened a LINKY today at Can I Joy Dare YOu? I would love you to add your post.
    Many blessings,

    1. I just linked up Janis! Thanks for letting me know. I also linked up an old “counting gifts” post from a couple of weeks ago. I hope that was alright. And if I had thought about it, I would have done them in order…oh well. 🙂

        1. Thanks so much for letting me know, Janet. Yes, I’ll do another one…just not sure when. I don’t post them weekly. The plan is every other week or so. I’ll be sure to come over and link up when I get another one up!

  3. Beautiful! My babies are 13 and 15 now…..aren’t kids just blessings at any stage?
    Ann is one of my very top inspirations on perspective. Thanks for sharing this beautiful post. Found you at ARoyalDaughter:)

  4. I’ve found it impossible to read someone’s joy gifts without being reminded of my own. Such a special list you have here–love that cousin’s picture.


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