Count Your Blessings | Enduring All Things

Tuesday, June 10, 2014

Count Your Blessings

So I've been kinda down in the dumps lately for several reasons. But the other day it just sort of hit me, I have a fantastic life! I have way more than I deserve. Why in the world am I focusing on the negative things and feeling sorry for myself? I should be focusing on the good things I have in life and use them to help others who aren't as fortunate as me! No more feeling sorry for myself when I basically have it made and others out there are struggling to put food on the table.
~So work has been a bear lately, but I have a job!
~So I am super busy and haven't had the time I would like to read or blog lately, but I have amazing friends who love me and keep inviting me to things!
~So I'm stuck at home all day working while missing the gorgeous weather outside, but I get mail and tweets/texts all day from friends telling me they're thinking of me!
~So I have a dog who needs to go outside at the most inconvenient times, but I have a dog who loves me unconditionally and relies on me to take care of him.
~So I have to travel for work every 6 weeks and it's a pain, but again, I have a job. And I get to see friends and family when I travel!
~So I'm still super pale because I haven't had time to be outside much lately, but I'm probably avoiding skin cancer in my future. haha
~So I am about to run out of contacts and had to schedule an eye exam, but I'll probably get a new prescription and be able to see 10x better!
~So I've not been the best child of God lately. I haven't been spending as much time with Him as I should and want to, but his mercy is new every morning, He forgives me and still loves me anyway.
~So technology doesn't always work the way it's supposed to, but hello! Technology. It's awesome and I take it for granted.

Why do I complain and feel sorry for myself sometimes when I have far more than most people in the world. Who do I think I am to expect want more? I think I'll let this video speak for itself.
What have you taken for granted lately? How have you used your "blessings" to help others? Sadly, my answer to that question is "I haven't lately," but that is changing.
Thanks for reading!

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