This week you will be focusing on counting your blessings and writing them down. You may be single, married, widowed, employed or unemployed, rich or poor but each of us has at least one thing to be grateful for.
I remember listening to Ron Heagy speak at a seminar, he rolled out onto the stage in a wheelchair, using his chin on the control-stick. At the age of 18 just before entering college on a football scholarship, Ron had been dumped by a wave on a beach in California and had broken his neck.
Ron, who has been paralysed from the neck down for over 20 years, opened his mouth and said, “I woke up this morning and was grateful I could breathe.” Most people would think he had nothing to live for yet here he was travelling around being an inspiration to many.
Each one of us has at least one person or thing we can be grateful for. This week write them down and keep your list somewhere safe. Read it when you need to.
Even the so called “bad things” are to be counted as blessings, as they either lead to better things, teach valuable lessons, or work together for our future good in some way or another. It is only when we look back that we can see how things actually improved from that point on. Be determined to learn from these episodes, to grow from them and be thankful.
“I will be thankful for everything.”