Do you ever have a random moment in your day in which you stop to appreciate the many blessings you have in your life? I do. I can remember a time when all I thought about was my misfortunes and I dwelled on the bad decisions I had made in life. I could easily do that very thing, today, but the side effects from doing so are very negative. I get a much better response when I stop to think about my blessings. I tend to appreciate the smaller blessings more than the bigger ones, honestly. There are so many small moments in the day that I make sure to soak up. Whether it be to take in the fact that the moment is a blessing or to engrain a memory to reflect back on when the days of my youth have long passed me by. Some of those blessings include:
- Simply waking up with great health.
- The fact that I live in the USA.
- Having the ability to lift heavy objects.
- Having a great job and my bills paid.
- Having a beautiful, loving, Christian wife.
- Having a little dog that is one of my best friends.
- Seeing God bless others.
This list could go on for days; but these are just a handful of blessings I stop to appreciate, everyday. I feel that if I had I made this a habit, earlier in life, I would not have spent so much time wondering in the dark.
The light shines in the darkness, and the darkness has not overcome it.