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Blessed Am I

I need to remind myself of all that I have in my life. It’s unfortunate that I don’t do it enough and right now, I need to focus on the good things.

I have a family who loves me despite all the stress and pain I’ve caused them. I know that no matter what happens, they will be there for me. I may not have agreed with their decisions before, but I see now that they were just looking out for me, only wanting me to have the best that I could have.

I have good friends who do their best to keep me strong. Although I have faltered and may have responded rashly or inappropriately, I know what the bigger picture is. I cannot ask for greater people in my life than the ones that I have now.

I have my health that keeps me going everyday. I’ve seen people in worse conditions and I’m happy to be blessed with my physical abilities.

I have my studies despite how difficult it was to start. I want to try harder and push myself farther this year and the next.

I have my physical appeal that catches an eye or two.

I have my ability to start up a conversation with a complete stranger. As long as they’re friendly too, then why can’t we have a nice chat?

I have my memories of all the good times that I’ve had over the years.

I have my senses to enjoy all that is around me, to help me appreciate the flowers, food, music, sunsets, and skin.

Lastly, I have my faith in God because I know that He has a plan for me and although I may be hurting, I understand that this is what He wants. He wants me to be strong, to live, to thrive, and to be all that I can be. He is there to help guide me in the right paths and I can’t ask for more than what He’s already given me.

I’m still a little emotional, but I feel better. What are you blessed to have in your lives?

33 thoughts on “Blessed Am I

  1. This is a really great blog, very deep and emotional.
    My blessings are pretty much the same as yours, but I’d like to add that I’m blessed to live in such a great country, blessed to have a stable household and blessed to be so sheltered.
    Although I am not a committed Christian, I do have my faith in God. He has guided me to make the right choices and to ease my pain when I have made the wrong ones. I am so blessed for that.

  2. It’s really good to do this 🙂 glad you have such good things you can focus on in your life.

    How come you’re not playing Picture Perfect over in the Batcave!! You can still play… come on!!

  3. I feel blessed because only by His endless Grace that I am saved. I feel blessed as well to have wonderful people at church who always encourage me and be there with me together in this life 🙂

    Blessed to have blogger friends like you and others too, even though we may not know each other or have met with each other

  4. This is beautiful hon. Like I said on facebook, you need to print this out and carry it with you, so when you get sad you can read it and know that you really have some great things going on.

  5. ahh… wonderful, wonderful post! it’s like counting ur blessings and being thankful for it. i have yet to do mine. i am sure i am blessed in so many ways as well.

    great blog!!!

  6. I try to do this every so often too. I makes you remember that you have a lot of things to be thankful for and how lucky we all really are.

  7. Great post. Everybody should count their blessings and stop complaining, but i just LOL’ed when you said that you have a physical appeal, well, everybody has, it’s just depends on the eye of the beholder.

  8. There are so many things to be thankful for, it’s sad that we are so negative sometimes that we cannot even see them. Thanks for bringing this up and helping everyone look on the bright side (:

  9. It’s really easy to forget all of the great things one has in life. Negatives are definitely more weighty than positives. It’s good to sit back and reflect on the positives every once in a while as a reminder.

  10. That’s so nice that you take time to reflect on what you’re happy to have.
    Right now, I’d say I’m blessed with my sheer dumb luck and foresight, which have helped me to live another day, emotionally intact. I’m also blessed with a loving family, and a wonderful boyfriend and his family too.

  11. It’s great that you think of what you have instead of what you don’t have. We should all try to do that. I believe that positive thinking is a important key to a happy life. Unfortunately I completely lack the ability to think positive.

    I’m blessed to have a loving family and great friends. And even though I’m not completely healthy at least I can walk, talk, hear and see.

  12. all of us are blessed and it’s sad that there are only a few people like you appreciates those blessings.

    like you, i am also blessed with a lot of things. and i am very much thankful for all of them. i have a lot of blessings to be happy about and it would be such a bore to post them all here 🙂

  13. Good for you for being able to recount all that is a blessing in your life. We often move so fast and take everything for granted and not content with life that we don’t realize how much we have. It’s beautiful and well written.

  14. It’s great that you have this confidence and that you are aware of all the good things and qualities you have 🙂 Lately I have been doing the opposite and it’s made me feel pretty crappy. Thanks for this post, it reminds me I should think about the good things once in a while too

  15. I have my son. Without him, I was a soul dragging myself from day to day, happy for what I did but not happy with much else, and with no reason for hope, no reason for faith.

  16. Sometimes we get so wrapped up in what’s wrong and what we don’t have that we forget that we actually do have a lot to be grateful for. 🙂 I think I’m going to follow suit and post one of my own.

  17. This is pretty cool. Sometimes when you feel low it’s good to reflect on what’s good and what you’re grateful for. I often find it hard to look on this side of life, although of course there are things that I should be grateful for.

  18. I agree with what Julie said, you may want to print this list and keep it always close to you. For me, I do this ‘gratitude’ thing sometimes before I go to bed and sometimes when I am sitting in the car waiting for the engine to warm up. One should always remind oneself to be grateful for the things and people around us. It sort of helps one to tie over tough time and stays on the positive side of life.

  19. Like you, I have a long list of things that I have been blessed with. I would have to agree that my biggest blessing is the grace and favor God has shown me in my life. How amazing is it to know that out of all the people in this world, God chose me before the foundation of the world to be his child. You are right – God does have a perfect plan for all of our lives. Keep your chin up, girl and hang in there. Hold tight, knowing that God is in control and he has promised NEVER to leave you or forsake you.

  20. We truly have a lot in our lives to be thankful for and yet alot of time we take it all for granted. It’s so nice to see that people still appreciate what they have and are thankful for it!!

    Dropped by from despair.nu!
    Happy blogging!

    1. I just remembered this story I was at my 10th h.s. reniuon two years ago, and on my way to the bathroom, I heard two guys talking about their wives and kids, and investments, and I almost broke out into hives. Like, if you get all that done in the 10 years after high school, when do you have time to spend 3 years in a miserable job, or drink yourself so sick you decide to lie down on a parking lot because it feels so cool on your face? Sure, neither of these things sound all that great, but the best stories don’t come from starting your dream job or doing things you set out to do. Who wants to hear I went out this evening with my husband and we each drank in moderation then went home ? No one. I fully realize that I sound like a complete alcoholic, but I swear, I rarely drink.

  21. it’s quite easy to forget the good things when
    life gets down in the dumps. but I see that
    you appreciate what you have that is good (:

    (I guess) there are a number of things that
    I should be thankful for, as well as I should
    be contented with. but I guess I’m still finding
    myself in this journey :/

  22. very nice post.

    I think I need to do this to myself too… specially now that I’m feeling down because I couldn’t seem to get what I really want for the moment… but I’ve been blessed with so much already… I guess this will inspire us more to do what’s best.

    May God Bless us more…

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