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!