This challenge is for each of us to find at least one thing to be thankful for, and post it on our 'Finding Blessings Hidden in the Mire' thread at www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messagebo
It's so easy to look around us and see so many problems lurking. Difficulties dealing with our caregiving chores, difficulties getting out and doing things, financial problems, sleep deprivation, frustration, family issues. . .
Yet, there are blessings in this as well. And as we train ourselves to look around us, and see the many gifts we have as well, it gets easier. The more we focus on the good, the more good we find. The more we focus on the bad, the worse everything seems.
We maybe can't change what life has given us, but we sure can change what we do with it. I noticed that as mom progressed through the stages of dementia, that those things I complained bitterly about in the earlier stages, I would have been thrilled to have back again in the later stages. They were blessings, only I didn't know it then.
Sight, taste, a good deep breath, the kiss of a child, holding hands, a good doctor's report, the sound of a loved one's voice, or humming a tune, a ray of sunshine between the clouds, a friends thoughtful call or card or email, an unexpected gift, a smile, a day we chose to eat well instead of binge, a day we could face the giants in our lives and survive, a refreshing nap, finding something that was lost, a sweet memory. . .
Each day for the rest of this month, try to find a blessing, and post it, so we can share in the blessing.
Ready, get your Sherlock Holmes gear out, we're hunting for clues. . .I know there's a blessing hiding here somewhere. . .
"You can make clothes from the wool of your sheep. . .the goats will provide milk for you and your family" (Proverbs 27: 26, 27)
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