Hello Everyone! Welcome!
This is my inaugural post for the Blessings Abound blog. What a beautiful honor and opportunity! I pray I can regularly supply you with ample doses of encouragement and inspiration. It would give me great joy to know that I am helping to brighten up your day.
Here are some of my hopes and intentions with this blog:
- To be uplifting and remind us (both you and me) of all the good in this world,
- To help us remember all the many things there are to be grateful for,
- To inspire each of us to be our best and most magnificent selves,
- To be a voice of hope and faith,
- To be authentic and “real,”
- To speak from the heart,
- To help bring into this world just a little bit more joy, peace, and love.
Some people believe they have much to be grateful for, while others struggle to be in that place of gratitude. So today I thought I would focus on the basics. What are the things that each one of you reading this can legitimately be grateful for?
For one, if you are reading this, you are alive. Good job! Thanks for staying alive! That is reason number one to be grateful. While there is life, there is hope!
If you are reading this, you are breathing. Good job. Breathing is good. Breathing keeps you alive. (See previous paragraph.)
If you are reading this, chances are you have a computer, a laptop, a smart phone, or some kind of wonderful technology at your disposal. This is obviously not a basic need, but it can certainly be a blessing. We are each so connected to one another. Many of us know the basic spiritual tenet “We are all connected.” But the internet brings it from the esoteric into the mundane. We have become so accustomed now to the magic of being able to talk to hundreds of people at once (via Facebook or Beliefnet, for instance) or to being able to look up almost any kind of fact or figure we can think of, that we may find it difficult to remember what a miraculous thing this really is.
If you are reading this, chances are you have eyes. This is a good thing! There is so very much beauty to behold on this planet. (And it looks even better when you see it in “real life” and not on your computer screen!) And if you happen to be blind, as is one of my dearest friends, you may still be reading this blog due to the gift, once again, of technology! (See previous paragraph.)
If you are reading this, chances are you have fingers that work. They can type, they can move a mouse, they can turn on the computer or phone. And chances are they can also bring food and drink to your mouth, touch a child or lover or spouse or pet, play games, create works of art, or do any number of things that we tend to take completely for granted. And if you are reading this but perchance you don’t have fingers that work, like one of my clients, then you probably have eyes that move and the technology to use a computer using eye movement! (See previous two paragraphs.)
If you are reading this, you are probably a human being. And the blessing of being a human being is that you can make choices, you can love, you can think, you can work, you can play, you can dream, you can pray, you can make a difference. There are so many amazing things you can do or choose to do as a result of your body, your mind, your heart, and your spirit.
What do you choose to do with this life you have been given? What do you choose to do with this body you’ve been given? What does your precious heart want to do? What does your magnificent spirit ache to do? Do them, friends! Do them!!!
May you be richly blessed.