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One Thousand Gifts

0111. celebrating another wonderful birthday with our daughter
0112. the blessing of good friends for my children
0113. enjoying my daughter's excitement in riding her new bike
0114. enjoying my son's adorable absorption in Legos
0115. a surprise Spring snow

0116. star-gazing

0117. playing Wii basketball with my kiddos

0118. a meal out that I didn't have to cook

0119. discovering something you thought you had lost

0120. joy

holy experience

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