Count Your Blessings

“You’re Riding So High, Sailing The Seas Of Success”*

One of the most essential and timeless secrets that I had to learn the hard way is that in order to improve your life, and take it to a whole new level, you need to count your blessings.

Have you ever wished that you were slimmer, taller, smarter, stronger, more talented, better looking, or better in some way other than what you are? Well, join the club.

You may have debts, a job you don’t like, bad relationships, bad habits, or regrets about past decisions, but what do you have to be grateful for?

“But How Long Will It Last Babe? That’s Just Anybody’s Guess”*

The best law of mind that you can learn to harness the power of is the law of gratitude. Because when you develop the habit of counting your blessings, you’ll then attract and be blessed with even more.

The best way to count your blessings is to put things into perspective, and to focus on your blessings by making a list of them.

For example, can you walk, talk, and hear? Do you have a roof over your head? Do you have nutritious food and potable water? Well, take a look around the world because lots of people don’t have those things.

And what country do you live in? I live in Canada where I’m free, have free medicare, and lots of options of what to do with my life.

“Let Me Give You Fair Warning, Tomorrow Never Knows”*

But, no matter where you live, can you read? Because if you can then you have the ability to improve your lot in life by reading self-help books, and if you don’t like reading then you can listen to free self-help audio books.

And if you wish that you were more talented then keep in mind that talents are developed. Yes, there are people with genetic advantages, but even they need to improve by practicing regularly, or their talents will fade away.

The best things in life are free, and since questions are the answer to counting your blessings – can you see? And if you were blind, what would you give for the priceless gift of sight?

“Ever Since Time Was Dawning, That’s Just The way It Goes”*

I’m often inspired by one of my heroes and his music. Adopted as an infant, Jeff Healey lost his sight to cancer when he was only one year old.

But, as fate would have it, Jeff was given a guitar at the age of three. Because he was so young and blind, he developed his unique way of playing the guitar on his lap.

Although later in life Jeff also mastered playing the trumpet, he was better known as a blistering blues rock guitarist and a singer. When you hear Jeff play the blues, you just know that he was the real deal.

“So Many Times I’ve Seen It Happen, Count Your Blessings While You May”*

Jeff struggled with cancer his whole life, and it finally took his life when he was just 41 years old, but he left us with the gift of his spirit and his soul that will live on forever through his music.

So, do you see that things could be worse? That even if you have genetic disadvantages, talents can be developed?But, most of all can you see that if you’re alive, and enjoy a reasonable degree of health that you’ve got it made?

Either way, next time you’re feeling down about your lot in life, or feel like complaining about what you don’t have, think about Jeff Healey or one of my other heroes – Terry Fox.

Then count your blessings, and remember to savor every day – even the bad ones.

“‘Cause Just When You Think, You Got It All,It Could All Get Blown Away“* {<Jeff Healey Song}

Vaya con dios, – The Unknown Musician.

Quotes -*Jeff Healey.

© 2018, Herb Norcott. All rights reserved.

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2 Responses to Count Your Blessings

  1. goaskrita says:

    Turn ‘taking for granted’ into ‘giving Him gratitude’… Amen to that!

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