"Count your blessings.
Once you realize how valuable you are and how much you have going for you,the smiles will return, the sun will break out, the music will play, and you will finally be able to move forward the life that God intended for you with grace, strength, courage, and confidence."
- Og Mandino
It is way too easy to count and list all of the challenges in our lives, all of the things we view as "problems" and all too often we focus ONLY on these negative items!
Well, we all possess the ability at our fingertips to immediately shred that negative list of issues that drag us down and RE-FOCUS and give thanks for the many many Blessings we have been granted!!!!
Take a moment to write down all the things we take for granted on a daily basis and we will quickly become humbled by our wealth and luck!!
Start simply with whether you can get out of bed in the morning, can you eat and drink without pain or sickness, can you read this at all, can you hear the birds awaken in the morning, do you have someone who loves you, someone you love, is there food on your table, a roof over your head, can you walk and breathe and go a day without pain?
Way too many people are unable to answer yes to many of these things that most of us - thank God - can answer affirmatively yet take for granted almost unconsciously!
We all have our crosses to bear and our struggles on a daily basis, However, if we remember that we are WAY AHEAD of the game in the Blessings category we can offset some of the anxiety and overwhelming feelings of fear and worry!
There is a plan! All will be ok! Trust and keep the Faith!!! Never quit and never despair!!
Write your list today!!!! You will be amazed!!!
And if you need a strong reminder of the fact that despite our ridiculously exaggerated daily "problems", we do not have the right to slink back into the shadows and sulk, click and check this out: