Count Your Blessings

Count your blessings, name them one by one, Count your blessings, see what God hath done!

I remember singing that old hymn when I was a kid and can still hear my mother telling me, “Count your blessings; not your troubles and you will see that things aren’t as bad as they seem.”

To celebrate November as the month of Thanksgiving, I have decided to count my blessings by transforming my blog into a Daily Gratitude Journal. I invite you to join me on my simple daily quest to live more abundantly “in gratitude.” 

Gratitude Journal Day One: Priceless Gifts

Grateful for being able to spend a fun afternoon with my daughters as they enjoyed revisiting the music from their high school years. (See Priceless Gifts posted Nov. 1st) 

Gratitude Journal Day Two: Election Day

I am grateful to live in America where I am free to cast my vote for the candidates of my choice. Even though I am critical of much of the rhetoric today, I am grateful to live in a country that believes in the freedom of speech.

I am grateful to the many men and women who have sacrificed so much for my freedom. I am grateful for parents who taught me to accept and respect those elected, even when they are not the people I voted for.

Photo – Google Images & Count Your Blessings written by Johnson Oatman, Jr., 1897.


Ending on a Positive Note: Real life isn’t ever going to be perfect or go our way, but appreciating life’s daily gifts will allow us to find blessings in difficult situations.


About Agnes Spurlock

Thanks for dropping by. I hope you enjoy reading my thoughts and perspectives about the simple, everyday life. I truly believe that the ordinary days are where we find the real joy in our lives. Make every day count!
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2 Responses to Count Your Blessings

  1. skimhenson says:

    I love any post on gratitude – it makes me feel so much better about myself than grumbling. It’s just too bad being grateful doesn’t come as naturally but I do practice it more often than ever before. And reminders help…thanks for this one.

  2. Thanks Kim – grateful to you for reading!

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