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Count Your Blessings ...

Wednesday, April 23, 2014

In today's fast pace world our lives are so busy and filled with "to-dos" and "must haves," which we have become so accustomed to doing or having that we have fallen into the habit of taking some of these things for granted. This week's BSG blog challenge “Showers of Blessings” ... requires us to take time to be mindful of and thankful for the blessings we do have. Below, in no particular order, are a some of my many blessings …

Life, health and strength ...
I am blessed with a good life, fairly good health, reasonable strength, and a sound mind. While my life is by no stretch of the imagination, all that I would like it to be, I am thankful for what it is.

Family and friends
I am blessed with having a loving and supportive family and dear friends including my Spark friends who are always there for me, encouraging me every step of the way and cheering me on through the good times as well as when times are bad.

Awesome Modern Technology
I am blessed to have the Internet that provides me with easy access to resources ... Smartphones, Skype, Facebook etc … that enable me to have visual/real time/face-time communication with close family members and friends who live overseas. It is also the reason that I am able to be in touch with you my Spark friends all across the globe.

Natural Resources
I am blessed with all the natural gifts from Mother nature ... the air I breathe; water for drinking and hygienic purposes; trees for the provision of food shelter and clothing and the natural beauty of the landscape that provides me with a soothing calmness in times of stress.

Life's Challenges
There are so many more blessings that I could add to this list but to do so would make this a very, very long blog! In the interest of time, I will stop here but before I end, I must add one more blessing to the count … my daily struggles! Yes, struggles … all the hard times, my little “oops” and “oh nos” have made me stronger, smarter, and more prepared to successfully scale the next hurdle. There is a well known quote that states … “Challenges are what make life interesting; working to overcome them is what gives life meaning.”
In closing I would like to remind you all to ….....

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CANDOK1260 4/25/2014 8:48PM

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JAKENELL 4/24/2014 11:07PM

    Wonderful words of wisdom!

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2BDYNAMIC 4/24/2014 9:38AM

    I LOVE this message (voting for too) ................ am planning to save it and read it again ............. and I know what you mean about lifes' challenges ........... emoticon for a well thought out blog w great meaning!

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MJ2AHM 4/24/2014 8:40AM

    Well said. Definitely many blessings and so great to remember the struggles also, we wouldn't be where we are today without them.

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PLIDC1 4/24/2014 2:15AM

    Remember to recount your victories and successes, too! God blesses us through making our paths straight. Thanks for such an encouraging blog!

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EMMACORY 4/24/2014 12:50AM

    emoticon As a person who has two cochlear implants I would add the wonder if sound all around us....too many people forget what a gift it is to hear and communicate with ease. Thanks fir your thoughtful sharing. emoticon

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BETRHO48 4/23/2014 11:54PM

Love your blog!

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