Someone once wrote these beautiful lines:
“WHEN UPON life’s billows you are tempest tossed,
When you are discouraged, thinking all is lost…
Count your many blessings, name them one by one…
When you look at others with their lands and gold,
Think that Christ has promised you His wealth untold;
Count your many blessings. Wealth can never buy
Your reward in heaven, nor your home on high.
So, amid the conflict, whether great or small,
Do not be discouraged, God is over all…
Count your blessings, name them one by one,
Count your blessings, see what God hath done!” *
Life’s journey is never always smooth. There are inevitably potholes to avoid. There’ll be ups & downs as you ride along, or the journey sways you from side to side. Just be bright & enjoy the ride . . . onward, forward, soldier on!
Life’s destination is never in sight to begin with! Log on . . . spirit on . . . to reach your destination you must soldier on.
Focus on the positives . . . however small & insignificant they may seem to wipe out the negatives.
Be thankful for the many small delightful happenings. Sometimes it just takes one little thing to chase your blue away.
For most parts of our life, the reality is only a very small portion of it is filled with real happy moments. So savour whatever there is big or small.
It is most refreshing to see an elderly couple walking hand in hand, or sitting cheek to cheek like they are in love for the first time in their natural lives.
The best things in life are free. Recall when you awoke to the most remarkable sunrise ever and heard birds chirping outside your window. You smelled the morning dew. Later you viewed a gorgeous sunset.
Remember, nobody can cause you to be miserable without your consent.
Don’t Cry! Sing & Be Happy!!
The sweet refrain from an old favourite “Count Your Blessings . . . “ will shake off the doldrums & stress.
Always keep yourself prayerfully alert!
God is always with you.
- A Blessing Count (beliefnet.com)
- How to Think Positively in Difficult Times (socyberty.com)
- Eurosceptic Swiss count their blessings. (politics.ie)
- Who can count God’s Blessings? (mytotalmoneymakeover.com)