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Blessings, March 23, 2013


Saturday, March 23, 2013

My goal is to list at least three blessings every day.

It was hard to find my blessings these last few days. It seems as if everyone I talked to was suffering. My friend learned that her mom had cancer. A parent (at school) who was supposed to have routine out patient surgery spent four days in the hospital, Her husband (a truck driver) lost a run a and a good part of his paycheck. A student's family learned that they must move this summer for dad's job. A co-worker had her taxes rejected. I have a hospital who keeps calling me about a bill. In all of this, I have cried, yelled at God, and felt helpless.

Not sure why, but today I feel okay. I believe that things will turn around. There is still good in the world. God will take care of my friends and me. The parent at school came home from the hospital last night. I have a payment plan for my bill. Life will be okay and then it will be great.

Here are today's blessings:

1. For the first time, I am able to go see my students play special olympics basketball. Today is the state meet and our school has four teams competing.

2. I watched a beautiful sunrise.

3. I feel renewed and ready to make positive changes in my life.

4. I feel loved and I know that I am blessed with more than I can count.

5. Family, friends, and faith.

Feel free to list your own blessings. Have a wonderful day!

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Member Comments About This Blog Post:
LYNMEINDERS 3/24/2013 4:44AM

    It will all turn out ok...God will see to that

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WALLAHALLA 3/23/2013 11:54PM

    1 My mom called, and she needs to have surgery on both eyes, but we serve a God who heals.
2 My sister-in-law sent me an email, and my nephew is going to have surgery #7 on April 1, tonsils and annoids removed, and his esophagus scoped to see why it is closing. He will be 2 years old next month, weighs 19 lbs, is 37 inches tall, and has Cerebral Palsy. But we serve a God who supplies all our needs according to HIS riches.
3 Had a Great Day skating together as a family, because while weeping may last for a night, joy comes in the morning.

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CYND59 3/23/2013 3:07PM

    I lost my step mother this week but I have tried to be positive. I will hold on the the good memories I have of her.
There are always people that have it worse than me so I try to count my blessing everyday!

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NANCYPAT1 3/23/2013 11:25AM

    I find myself getting drawn into the negativity when everyone I talk to seems "worse off than me" and then there is the tiny bit of optimist that grabs onto the piece of that situation that recognizes MY blessings and somehow makes my own problems shrink just a wee bit. It sound like you have also come to that realization.

1 - I am so blessed by my family - my sister told me she is expecting her 2nd great grandchild this fall, my son is a fabulous and caring person who takes care of me, my stepmother is always a blessing to me and I can never repay the love and care she gave my father when he was bedridden and dying, my younger sister ALWAYS has been a blessing for me and she just gave me her annual gift of being younger - each year on her birthday I get YOUNGER - because then for 6 months, I am only ONE year older than she is and then on my birthday she becomes younger because she suddenly is TWO years younger than me.

2 - I am blessed to have the best classroom and one-on-one aides in the entire school system. They take care of the kids, help me, support me, and generally provide an enriched classroom for me.

3 - I am blessed with improving health.

4 - I am blessed with wonderful sparkfriends.

5 - I am blessed with great bosses - principal, assistant principal, and special ed director are all fabulous.

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1CRAZYDOG 3/23/2013 8:12AM

    Awww . . . it is so difficult when those around us are suffering. It's difficult not to feel sad with it all.

I am glad that you have a payment plan worked out for the bill. **SIGH** It gets so frustrating to try to take care of whatever the health issues are and have to worry about the cost. It shouldn't be that way.

HUGS and prayers, my dear.

1. Family, friends, faith.

2. Mom sounded upbeat on the phone -- says she's feeling good.

3. Learning the benefits of DELEGATING responsibilities. It is such a stress reliever! May not get done exactly the way I would have done it, but it's DONE!

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