Appreciating Blessings

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.

John 1:5

The light shines in the darkness, and the darkness has not overcome it.

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