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Count your blessings

I sometimes forget how blessed I am

Looking through posts about people's lives and where they live it seems that everybody is searching for something unattainable.

That was me until a few months ago when I was given some news that shook the foundation of my life and made me reassess everything and what is important.

Do I have lots of money? Nope

Do I have lots of expensive things? Nope

Do I have designer clothes? Nope

Do I have a top of the range car? Nope

Do I have a high powered job? Nope

Do I have Holidays abroad? Nope

In the past I could have answered yes to several of these questions and I did think of myself as blessed but now I know that these had nothing to do with my blessings.

There are a lot of things people measure blessings by when they tot up their life. I have been forced into a situation where I have to figure out what really matters.

I have a wonderful husband - my soul mate and best friend.

I have three beautiful children who make me more proud every day than I would have thought possible.

I have three beautiful grandchildren who have captured my heart in a totally new way and give me a second chance at mothering in a way.

I have two beautiful dogs who are funny and loving and intuitive.

I live in a truly beautiful area of the English countryside in a small town where the pace of life is nice and slow.

I have fantastic friends that I would give my life for.

I have peace in my heart.

Yes I may be facing something awful but I still think I'm one of the most blessed people on earth, and as long as I keep wearing the rubber knickers I will always bounce back ;oD

© mrsmerlin

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beachchair wrote on February 8, 2015, 11:05 AM

When we stop and think how blessed we are life does not seem so bad. We all have so much!

wolfgirl569 wrote on February 8, 2015, 3:19 PM

Glad to hear that you have found your true blessings. All I want is for my family and friend to be happy and healthy

mrsmerlin wrote on February 8, 2015, 3:20 PM

I know, I do try to find the positive in every situation but sometimes need a kick from something to remind me

grandma20121 wrote on February 8, 2015, 8:05 PM

I am not sure what awful thing you are facing but what ever it is I hope you are able to overcome it and continue enjoying your life with your lovely family

Dawnwriter wrote on February 11, 2015, 11:29 AM

"Who does not thank for little will not thank for much." I read this quote once and I have always remembered it because it shows how easy it is to be ungrateful and deny our blessings when indeed they are many.