My family; my friends; my life work; my health; a warm home; clean water to drink; laughter; happiness; the ability to give; food to eat…
Above is a very short sampling of the many blessings I am fortunate to enjoy every day. It’s easy to forget our blessings when we are staring at our insufficiencies and difficulties.
Last week was “one of those weeks” for me — I had a head cold, which started the end of the previous week. I was fatigued and lacking energy. Then the mistakes seemed to start…I realized I had accidentally double-booked guests for a future radio show; I thought I had sent an email to a future guest on my show, only to find out that it was saved in my “drafts” and never made it there. My guest’s phone connection on the radio show broadcast on Monday dropped right when the show started, and then it dropped again during the show…
On Tuesday I had two meetings and subsequently forgot to pick up my daughter on time for her piano lesson…I was trying so hard not to say to myself, “It’s one of those weeks,” or “I just can’t seem to get my act together,” because I know that saying those things would just be “growing” them and end up making it come true, and reveal more missteps and mistakes! 🙂
During that period early last week, when I was trying so hard to make things just go right and to not forget anything else, I ended up forgetting all the blessings hidden within…Let’s try this again:
I had a head cold, which forced me to rest and recuperate. I am fortunate to have a comfortable home and bed to rest in when I need it, complete with warmth that comes from having employment which allows me to pay for my heat, home, and comfortable furnishings.
I had double-booked guests for a future radio show; I thought I had sent an email to a future guest for my show, only to find out that it was saved in my “drafts” and never made it there; my guest’s phone connection on the radio show broadcast on Monday dropped right when the show started, and then it dropped again during the show….I am blessed to host my own radio show, and I am fortunate to have multiple guests available and willing to be on it!
I had two meetings and subsequently forgot to pick up my daughter on time for her piano lesson. One of the meetings was a result of an opportunity that I would have only dreamed of a year ago. The other meeting was for a group that I would have loved to have been a part of a year ago too. I am blessed to have been given these opportunities. I never had the opportunity to take piano lessons or have a piano in my home when I was a child. I am blessed with the opportunity to provide this opportunity to my daughter…And yes, I am so blessed to have children, especially girls, whom I had always wanted!
We are surrounded by abundant blessings always. Although sometimes it’s hard to find them in the thick of adversity, frustration, doubt, and sadness, they are always there. Sometimes we can’t see them or appreciate them unless we take time to reflect upon them.
Take some time today to reflect upon the abundant blessings in your life. You may be surprised at how blessings can be found almost anywhere!
Blessings to you!
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