I was recently reading someone's personal account of their life during the Great Depression. It was a very saddening thing to read about, but it also made me wonder if we are heading towards the same tragedy with today's economy. That has been on my mind over the last few months, what with my husband resigning, interviewing, and being offered jobs. I feel so blessed that he received job offers, not just an offer, but offers.
It never fails, whenever I'm feeling down I count my blessings, just like that hymn says, and I find myself immediately lifted up. It works so well that my family has incorporated it into our daily life. If someone is complaining or whining about something or someone (including him or herself) he/she is then told to now find 5 good things about the situation or person. My husband and I will throw that at each other too and boy is it humbling and boy does it really work! Try it and I think you will be surprised!!
If you are sitting at your computer reading this and are, too, feeling blessed and have a few minutes to give--check out this website http://www.freerice.com/ Grains of rice are donated to the UN World Food Program. When you feel blessed you are more ready to give. Try the site and see how many people you can help (and test your vocab!)
COUNT YOUR BLESSINGS!!!
That always works for me too. Good thoughts.
Good ideas. Thanks.
Oh, I like that site, too.
HELLO! Oh my goodness, you know I've been trying to track you down on this world wide web...since I became "hip" to blogger and recently facebook. I like facebook a lot better than this. But, I can sneak onto this at work..hehehehehe How've you been? I hope wonderful. I've been great. I am about to have my 1 year anniversary Feb. 23. Hope all is well.
I'm loving that site! Thanks for the post, it is important to count your blessings. The race I'm running is called the Ragnar, it's 192 miles and there's 12 people to a team. It's the last weekend of Feb. How did the move go?
psst--your poll. I sit at a desk and answer questions all day. My answer makes me look like a lazy bum instead of in a profession relying heavily on the use of internet. 'K. Just wanted to clarify. :-)
OK, seriously, I'm ADDICTED to that free rice site, it's AWESOME!
Very good advice!
Thanks for you Christmas card...So glad your back in my area! We totally need to hook up! My email is well... my first name underscore my last name @yahoo.com
We had to do that when we caught our kids bad-mouthing Santa for ONLY bringing one item they had on their list. It worked really well.
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