Count your blessings, name them
one by one
Count your many blessings, see what God hath done
Simple lyrics to one of my favorite hymns of all time. It's not as often as it should be, but when I take the time to count my blessings, to actually name them, speak them out loud, list them on paper... it never fails.
I am brought to my knees. Overwhelmed at the blessings I have been given. Unfathomable that I, who complain way too much, take so much for granted, should still enjoy such bounty in every area of my life when others in this world are much less fortunate. I am so humbled.
When I stop and realize what I've been given, I see so much more clearly. See what God has done for me. See God's loving hand in my life throughout the good and the bad. See great opportunity to share with others.
My wish for you today is not just a happy day but also clarity of sight. Sight to see the good in this life no matter the situation, to be overwhelmed by it, to enjoy it and to live it. Most of all, sight to recognize it's source.