I watched “White Christmas” last night and was reminded by Bing and Danny and cast that ” if I am worried and can’t sleep, I should count my blessings instead of sheep”. Great specific advise but I would add that we are better when we counting our blessings.
When times are low, I can wallow in the moment and forget the amazing things that I have/that I was given/that are yet to come and dive deep into ‘woe is me’. I don’t do much better when times are grand – I can take everything for granted and stop counting blessings while seeing them as entitlements.
This Christmas season, I am counting my blessings and realize they are so abundant and rich they are. I am in awe of the variety and quality of people in my life. I am mesmerized by the beauty I get to see and the majesty of creation. I am inspired by the freedom I have and the remarkable ways that others use their opportunities. I inhale deeply the love I have and the love I feel for my beloved, our children and grandchildren (my 20). I am embarrassed by all the small blessings (the coffee I have while typing, the good night’s rest that lead me to the computer, the heat and light, the fridge and provisions, the family and friends …
However short lived, I commit (again) to being aware and thankful for the gifts that surround me.
Make Today Remarkable, by counting your blessings,