Today’s Sharing Positive is about counting my blessings. Sometimes I think about all the dog hair I clean up, or the dishes I wash or the laundry that there is too be done. And every now and then, I find myself wishing I didn’t have to do so much stuff.
Think about it! A house that doesn’t need to be cleaned, a tidy kitchen and an empty hamper. How lovely that would be, right? I could have that. I could get rid of my dogs. Never have food to cook or someone to cook it for. Not have the fortune of a closet full of more clothes than I need.
Then I remember the cleaning is just another part of my very full life. Full of love, happiness, people and pets that I adore – I am fortunate to have all of these things and therefore I should consider myself blessed that I get to take care of these things.
Today during my run (those, by the way, come few and far between these days!), I looked up to the bright Carolina blue sky and counted my blessings once again. I was hot but blessed by a beautiful sunny day. Sometimes I wish my thighs were smaller, but today I was blessed by the strength they carry to push me up hills. It was a great feeling at the end – to feel so tired and know that I am blessed by the ability to go for a run.
Your blessings may not be the same as mine, but I know that we all have more to be thankful for than we realize.
Count your blessings.