Counting My Blessings – Happy Thanksgiving!

(Dedicated to my mom who loved Thanksgiving and who taught me to be thankful for the truly important things in life like family, love, nature and Heavenly Father.) 

It seems appropriate to be discussing blessings during Thanksgiving.  The above song is from the movie “White Christmas”, but the words are timeless.  It was during an especially difficult day that I remembered this song.  As I listened to it, the words were like a lullaby soothing my soul.  I used to watch this movie with my mom and it has grown more dear with each passing year.

As I have struggled with the daily challenges of life, I have tried to remember to “count my blessings” or look for the positive in my own life.  Even on my worst days, I will look up at the stars,  and be thankful that I can see them.  When “my bankroll is getting small” and other events are worrying me, I take this day to simply remember all the positive that I have in my life: joyous memories, the ability to see a sunset or watch a storm roll in, to travel to incredible places, to hear exquisite music, to taste delicious food, to have friends around the world and most of all, to share in the warmth of  family and loved ones.

Dear friends, I hope you will do the same. On this day, let us be thankful for the good in our lives.  It takes only a few moments, but it will bring a smile to your face and a lift to your soul.  Even when your cares press in upon you so much that you feel like you can barely breathe, if you stop and think about it for a while, you will begin to find the blessings.  They are there, like small gems waiting to be discovered.

So tonight, as I lay there falling asleep, I will be counting my blessings instead of sheep…and I’ll fall asleep counting my blessings.

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(Though this post was written a few years ago, it’s been changed just a bit and the message is just as important now as it was then.)

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6 thoughts on “Counting My Blessings – Happy Thanksgiving!

  1. We should be equally thankful for the good and the bad that had happened. The good because it makes our lives better, and the bad too, because it keeps us strong and alert. Happy Thanksgiving!

    1. I am grateful for the trials and challenges that made me kinder, stronger, more patient, wiser and less judgmental. This is very true. Not grateful for the evil in this world, though. I don’t think evil (terrorism, murders, and more) are anything to be grateful for. But I do think the wise learn from them. Thank you for stopping by and commenting! 🙂

      1. I agree with you in that we can’t be thankful for the evil we see around us. I was indicating about the troubles and bad times we face as individuals. That somehow shapes up, and I believe that maybe that’s God way of making us stronger. Have a nice weekend!

  2. Beautiful post, Sis! I, too, treasure that movie. In fact, it is a family tradition to watch during the Christmas season. Love you!

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