COUNT YOUR BLESSINGS OR
YOUR BLESSINGS DON'T COUNT
I have a choice.
I can either count my
blessings or my problems. Counting my blessings causes my problems to
shrink, and soon I forget they exist. Counting my problems makes my
blessings shrink, and soon I forget that I have any.
When I donít count my blessings, they disappear from my mind. Although
they are still there, if I donít think about them, I forget about them.
Each day I need to remind myself of my blessings to keep them active in
When I wake up in the morning, I decide whether I am going to count my
blessings or my problems. That decision sets the tone for my entire
day. The best way to fill my cup with joy is to turn on my Good Finder
and rediscover my blessings.
The things that are positive in my life far outnumber the negative.
When I focus on what is good, my mind replays my blessings all day
long. I must count my blessings or my blessings will not count.
If you don't count a blessing, then for you that blessing does not
count. For all practical purposes, it doesn't exist. You
won't recognize it as being present.
Each day you need to remind yourself of your blessings, or you will
forget they are there.
For most people, the spreadsheet of life doesn't contain blessings.
The rows and columns on their spreadsheet are either empty or filled
You need to check your mental spreadsheet to see if you are counting
your blessings or problems. Most folks are experts at counting
their problems and never get around to counting their blessings.
As I sailed across the Pacific Ocean, I visited dozens of remote islands
and atolls where people lived at a subsistence level. I met
hundreds of people who had nothing except happiness. They didn't
have many earthly possessions; nevertheless, they were happy
because they counted their blessings.
When I lived in the world of large villas, luxury cars, and
unrestrained desire, I knew many people who had everything except
happiness. They suffered from an affliction called "more."
Their mental tanks were continually empty because they never counted
When you count your blessings, you problems shrink, and soon you forget
When you count your problems, your blessings shrink, and soon you forget
that they are there.
When you get up in the morning, you decide whether you are going to
count your blessings or your problems. That decision sets the tone
for your entire day.
God didn't have to make butterflies
beautiful. He could have made them into drab creatures resembling
flying cockroaches. Instead, He painted them with a pallet of stunningly brilliant colors.
God must have an eye for beauty. Why else would he have decorated
their wings with microscopic scales of iridescent color? When God
created butterflies, He didn't paint their wings with broad strokes of
splendor. Instead, He applied millions of infinitesimally small
colored scales to their wings to make the patterns that we see.
When I count my blessings, I always remember butterflies. They
remind me of God's care and love. The God who cared enough to
design and create these flying pallets of color, certainly must care
If you like butterflies, you'll love
the Positive Web Ring. I've posted dozens of original butterfly
photographs with positive captions on the different web sites of the
Positive Web Ring. Enjoy.