Counting Blessings

Finding Blessings in Everyday Life

There are times that it would be so easy to just throw up my hands and say, “That’s it, I’m done.” What is happening in my life when that happens? Is there something that I could have done differently to prevent me from getting to that point? 

It is during those less than stellar moments, that I look around me and remind myself of all the blessings that I enjoy in life. 

I can still breathe on my own and don’t need a mechanical device to help me do that, still have eyes that can see the beauty around me, legs, and arms that can carry me where I want to go and do things I want to do. A vehicle that helps get me to where I want to go. 

DO I really want to throw in the towel? 

This morning, I started 1 Samuel in my quest to read through the Bible in 1 year. It is where Hannah was bullied and tormented by Peninnah because the Lord had shut up her womb and she was not able to bear children for Elkanah, her husband. Instead of complaining to whoever would listen to her, she went to God with her struggles. 

So many times, it is so much easier to loudly complain to those around me, about how I am being put upon and taken advantage of. When I should be immediately taking it to my Heavenly Father and asking for His help. He can help in so many more ways than any human ever can. 

Life happens, I get that.

It happens to everyone on this planet. But how do I/we make the most of it?

Are we looking at the situation with inquiring minds: 

  • How did this happen and what/how did I contribute to it?
  • What can I do to help fix it? 

Or are we complaining about it? Complaining never fixes anything, it just makes the situation worse by bringing elevated emotions into the mix. 

This blog post is written for me so that it reminds me of all the blessings that I enjoy. It is also to remind myself to stop the complain train and get on the HappyTrain that takes me to my place of blessings. 

Life is too short. Go sing in the rain!!


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