Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Count 'em . . . I Dare You


Today just feels like a really good day to count my blessings.  

My family, namely a husband who loves me (I don't know why),
a son and his wife who are going to make me a grandma,
a son who is kind and compassionate,
and a daughter who is steadfast and true and crazy fun!!  
A good home.   My fireplace. 
Our jobs.
The approach of my favorite season, autumn. 
Pumpkins and hot chocolate and Halloween and candy corn. 
Good health.   Ibuprofen, and all other drugs that ease pain. 
Smart doctors, and smarter nurses.  
A car that runs when you turn the key.  
A soft bed and a warm blanket. 
Ben and Jerry.  My sisters and brother - - on both sides. 
The sweetest (barkiest) dog who loves unconditionally.  Cell phones.  
My blogging family.  College football.  
The gospel of Jesus Christ.  Knowing families can be together forever.  
The beautiful park near our home.  
A country of freedom and liberty.  
The people who fight and sacrifice so much to preserve our freedom and liberty.   

And it goes on and on and on.   What are some of your blessings??  Go ahead.  Count 'em - I dare you.



28 comments:

  1. I love the button at the top with the count your blessings logo :)
    My number one blessing right now is having family and friends who are showing love daily!
    YOUR blessings are AWESOME I am glad that you have so many, sending you blessings and love Judy!!!

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    1. Isn't it great that our families and friends are right up there at the top of our blessing list! I hope yours keep showing you daily love :)

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  2. It must be that Thanksgiving is soon approaching. (:

    Wishing you many blessings, Judy ...

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  3. I don't think there is enough paper to be able to count all my blessings.

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    1. Me too! I had to stop practically before I even began :) Isn't it great to feel so blessed?!

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  4. What a wonderful thing to do today! My list would look a lot like yours.

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  5. Your post gives me a reality check on the blessings I have compared to what I complain I don't have. :)

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    1. I think we all get caught in that trap - "I wish I had . . . and then I'll be happy" - - that trap :) I tell my husband all the time that if we expect to get more blessings then we really need to be thankful for the ones we already have!

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    1. We ALL have beautiful blessings - we just need to open our eyes sometimes and look around :)

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  7. No matter what I try to think of things to be grateful for every day. It helps a lot. :)

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  8. I am blessed to have my husband and daughter alive and well.
    I am blessed to have a great relationship with both.
    I am blessed to be able to be a homemaker.
    I could go on and on.
    I learned many years ago not to take what you have for granted. You never know when that may change.

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    1. You have awesome blessings, Ruth!

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  9. I remember singing "When upon life's pillows you are ten feet tall" at the beginning of the song. It's what a lot of little kids think the words are. It seems silly and funny, but when you think of it, you can feel ten feet tall when you count your blessings, and you don't need pillows.

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    1. Haha, this made me me laugh. But, now, you know, I'm going to be singing that the rest of the day :)

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  10. My favorite hymn! Seriously, I sing this EVERY day Judy!! EVERY day!!! You are just really connecting with me lately. :) Thank you.

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    1. You do know how awesome you are, right?

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    1. I bought makeup today and thought of you :)

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  12. Thanks for this. It's a good reminder for today—and every day.

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  13. YOU! :)

    Our gratitude list is hanging on the wall in our kitchen, we add a little everyday--sometimes we draw pictures to capture it better. The list goes on and on...xo

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    1. :). I like the pictures part - but what else should I expect from a family of creative beautiful people?!

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  14. Great idea..I have too many to list. At the top of my list, God, my husband, my kids, my mom, My health, a beautiful cool day. (I'm sick of hot weather). Oh & by the way your labels are on their way to you!

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    1. Oh, Jennifer, you just moved to the top of my blessing list :)

      By the way, I am so so so sick of hot weather, too! Today I am wearing a sweater!

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