Dr. Beth-Sarah Wright

Passionate advocate for authenticity in our lives and in our communities.

Count your blessings…no really!!!

We’ve all heard this before, especially when we’re feeling sad or down.  “Count your blessings!”  “Remember what you have, and be thankful!” I don’t know about you but many a time I get overwhelmed by the negative things and forget to think about what positive things I can come up with.  I get burdened down with how I am feeling, and the littlest things seem to GROW into these huge uncontrollable/unfixable things!  Ever happen to you? 

Well, after these past few days with Irene leaving her trail of damage and earthquakes shaking up the states, I am learning truly what’s really uncontrollable.  Natural disasters, sickness, death….

This morning I ran about 2.2 miles around a park …without stopping…which is a MAJOR accomplishment for me!  This morning I am grateful for two strong legs.  For lungs that work.  For ears that work and could listen to rhythms on my phone.  For my phone! :)

I read this morning someone write that things are not perfect, but she’s feeling perfectly fine right now.  Yes!  Things may not be as I want them to be.  I may not feel altogether “fine”.  But I am grateful for waking up this morning and taking a new breath.  I am grateful for God’s gift of exercise. I am grateful for another opportunity to have a joyful day.

So yes, count your blessings!  I bet there are more than you think!

Bless you!

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