Welcome, friends. Have a seat and join me today, on this second day of the #AtoZChallenge. There’s something important I want to tell you today:
I am blessed. <–Click to Tweet.
On those difficult days, when life gets me down and I just want to go burrow in my blankets and escape into a good book….we all have these days….sometimes I remember to stop for a minute and think about one or two blessings. I don’t always remember to do this, but sometimes I think of just one or two blessings. And I breathe a prayer of thanks.
Then suddenly another one pops into my head, and another. Maybe it’s a ridiculously simple blessing that I never wouldn’t have thought of before my Peace Corps service, like that I have a flush toilet. A shadow of a smile crosses my lips, and I think of another one.
Suddenly a flood of memories takes over, reminding me of the many blessings in my life, past and present. And I can’t stop thinking of one blessing after another.
And then my mood shifts, and instead of becoming overwhelmed with my current situation, I am overwhelmed with how truly blessed I am. Yes, life can be difficult, but there are always blessings to be found. Maybe it’s as simple as being able to flip a light switch and know the lights will turn on, a beautiful sunrise, freshly laundered sheets, sweet dogs who rush to give me love, or a still, quiet moment in a hectic day to pause and reflect.
A down day can be turned right-side up if we pause and moment and think about just one or two blessings in our lives. Who knows where that might lead?
How are you blessed today?