Do you have blessings to count?

@dee777 (1418)
South Africa
December 31, 2012 4:58am CST
I am thankful - not because the year has almost ended, but because my blessings this year were more than my disappointments. I lost my job, but my sons found great jobs; we had a painful divorce in the family, but also a happy engagement; my brother and friend died, but there was also a baby added to the family. Tonight we will get together to have Holy Communion to be reminded about His goodness to us. We will celebrate life and be happy.
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• India
1 Jan 13
Hello dee777, Very thought provoking discussion! Thank you. This year I aim to discover and count the smallest blessings that God has endowed me with. I shall also pray for MENTAL PEACE alone and try to be an instrument to His will.
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@dee777 (1418)
• South Africa
1 Jan 13
Hello gladiator61. He will provide your needs as you give over to Him all your concerns and worries. May your 2013 be filled with good health.
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@Dominique25 (9475)
• United States
1 Jan 13
I think that we all have blessings we can count. We just have to take time to think about them and remind ourselves of them. We often do the opposite and think of mainly the bad things we experience. I'm happy that I'm alive and that I have my family, even though we have had a hard time financially this year, I'm thankful that we have a roof over our head and food to eat.
@dee777 (1418)
• South Africa
1 Jan 13
Doninique25, so many people do not have a roof over their heads. You are blessed with that and it shows again how gracious God is. May this year be filled with much love and blessings to you and your loved ones.
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• United States
1 Jan 13
Thanks. I hope that you and your family have a good year as well. It is so true that so many people do not have the basic necessities of life. That is why it is so sad to see so many people unhappy because they can't buy a lot of the luxurious of life. When we are able to take care of our families necessities we should be very happy about this. People across the world are having a hard time doing just that and that is when it is understandably easy to get discouraged and depressed, not because we can't buy that brand new car that we really don't need. I know a couple who do missionary work in different countries and they talked about how surprised people in other countries were about how cars get treated that "many individuals have "HOMES" for their cars is how the local people put it, when others don't have a home for themselves and their family. I never really thought about it. But it is true. We do have homes for our cars in many countries.
• Indonesia
4 Jan 13
if we count the blessing we had, we will always be reminded of how much the blessing God has given to us. That's a good attitude to have since it will make us to be grateful. Even though there are problems and troubles but of course there are blessing too. So always be grateful and thankful to God.
@dee777 (1418)
• South Africa
7 Jan 13
There are so many blessings in our lives. We just get easily overwhelmed by nitty-gritty stuff that we do not see how God blesses us.
• Jacksonville, Florida
31 Dec 12
It is great to count our Blessings even in hard times. My husband had a bad injury at work, but out of that my kids got their first vacation and we bought our first ever mini van when I have always wanted! My husband has been out of work for a while now and we are struggling but at least we have gotten some quality time together out of it. We don't really live in a nice house or neighborhood but I am grateful we have a roof over our head, not like a few years ago when we were homeless... We do have plenty to be grateful for, plenty of Blessings. Thanks for sharing this so I could feel better about our situation.
@dee777 (1418)
• South Africa
1 Jan 13
My friend, it just proved again how much God cares for us all. My prayer to you and your family this year is that you will not look at circumstances around you, but experience His Love and Grace for you and your family. May God be gracious in providing your husband a very good work soon. Much love.
@ctryhnny (3463)
• United States
31 Dec 12
A lot of what happened to you happened to me! I lost 4 dear friends one was only 36 years old. We also had a new baby this year. He's now 10 months old.
@dee777 (1418)
• South Africa
1 Jan 13
So many blessings, wow! I believe that God will help heal the pain in our heart for those we have lost. May He grant you lots of love and wisdom this year.
@mythociate (15753)
• Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
31 Dec 12
I could (have blessings to count) if I wanted to. I think the point of the instruction to "count your blessings" is to get you thinking right. The first thing that usually comes to my mind is my brain-injury. You'd think I think of that as a "curse"--and yes, it FELT like one; something I wouldn't wish on my worst enemy--but (now that I'm sorta past it) it's a blessing, largely because it keeps me 'out of the rat races.'
@dee777 (1418)
• South Africa
1 Jan 13
Well done to you! Your injury did not kill you and you are enjoying life. May God grant you good health, peace and joy this new year.
• United States
31 Dec 12
I am very thankful for each and every breathe that I take, I count all blessings that flow for family, friends and the world and I know The New Year will be better than the old. Happy New Year to you!
@dee777 (1418)
• South Africa
1 Jan 13
I am also believing for an excellent year filled with much joy and happiness. And when there are challenges, I pray that God will provide the strength for us to win the battles.
@natliegleb (5184)
• India
31 Dec 12
for sure it all depends on the count of people which we have and how good they are to us anytime
@dee777 (1418)
• South Africa
1 Jan 13
You know what? Even if there are some bad people out there, I count my blessings and ignore the bad things. Peace to you my friend.
@mariaperalta (19094)
• Mexico
31 Dec 12
I have many, I have good health now not like a few months back. And my son is very good and in school in the usa. I am blessed most for those things. Happy new years to you there.
@dee777 (1418)
• South Africa
1 Jan 13
God is good to us. I am glad your son is doing well. May 2013 be filled with lots of love and grace.
@ctryhnny (3463)
• United States
31 Dec 12
I'm blessed to still be alive after losing 4 very dear friends in 2012 all my age or younger...it makes me think! I'm also blessed with an awesome grandson born this year to my son. It's his first child and he's very special to me.
@dee777 (1418)
• South Africa
1 Jan 13
Indeed - you are blessed. things could have been so different now for us, and looking at what we have should make us smile all the way!
@karjatwala (1131)
• Pune, India
31 Dec 12
Waking up each day to a a glorious morning is a blessing in itself, what more can you ask.
@dee777 (1418)
• South Africa
1 Jan 13
Yes, we could sleep on and never wake up! We're surely blessed just to open our eyes in the morning!
@chiyosan (30204)
• Philippines
31 Dec 12
Yes, I do have a lot of blessings to count, and to be thankful for. Just a few more hours and its already 2013... :D Oh well... i guess time does fly so fast i feel as if i am not even used to writing 2012 and its now already going to be 2013. i have the following to be thankful for: My life, in general - it has been happier, i have had so much heartaches early part of this year but it all was overcome by friendships, by good company, and new love. I have my steady and basically new job to be thankful for ( God gave me a wonderful blessing to have allowed me to be a regular employee where i was working for) i have a new love life that i am thankful for, and i am hoping for God to bless our relationships more and help us love each other. I have my family to be thankful for, that we are still together, and our family is growing. I have my blessings God given, career, additional income, unexpected money... I am thankful that God blessed me this time that I needed the money more. I thank God for my health and for the people I love's health too. I thank God for the material things he has blessed me as well. my phones, my laptop, my new exercise equipment, my computer, my shoes, the clothes i have, i am thankful for all of these.
@dee777 (1418)
• South Africa
1 Jan 13
Wonderful! We have so much to be thankful for and should never stop to count each blessing that comes our way. There are so many out there who have less than we have.
@ARIES1973 (9539)
• Legaspi, Philippines
31 Dec 12
Hi dee! Year 2012 is the most challenging year for me. But overcoming these challenges was such a blessing for me. I also consider this year as the greatest year because of a lot of beautiful things that happened both in my offline and online career. The blessings are overflowing and I am really thankful for all of these. Happy New Year!
@dee777 (1418)
• South Africa
31 Dec 12
Thank you for the good wishes Aries1973. I think we should focus on the good things that happened to us during 2012 and not ponder too long on the unhappy moments. The fact that we are still here shows that we have moved on hey!
• United States
31 Dec 12
Ok,I am blessed for a lot this year. I had a rough year with my child and my man. But,things have begun to get better for all of us. I am back to having my family with me and I am sick right now but over all well. I have made the money I wanted this year and plan to make even more in the new year. it can't get any better. I got your pm but,my pm does not work. so email me. karismasmom@yahoo.com.
@dee777 (1418)
• South Africa
31 Dec 12
This is great! I am glad to hear that you have your family with you. We must never stop believing and press on in life. I will send you an email right now!
• Marikina, Philippines
3 Jan 13
There are so many blessings happen to you. Your situation has bad and good. Bad situations came to you, but still, there is still good that would happen to you. Its like a wheel. Some will go up and some will go down so that, there will be balance.