Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Count Your Blessings

So I have been thinking a lot lately about Blessings. You know just when you think that life is getting really hard and blessing don't seem to be pouring in the way that you want them too. Then you start feeling sorry for yourself. Why does my baby keep getting sick and might have asthma? Why does Brett's degree seem worthless right now and is work is on a hiring freeze? Why is it hard to get the bills paid? Why can't we afford a bigger nicer house? Why is there always something that needs to be fixed? Why can't I be as skinny as that person? I could go on. Something happens that kind of hits you square in the gut and makes you realize how much you really do have.

Yes life is hard and yes things happen that aren't always ideal. But then you realize that you are just being selfish cause there are so many things that could be so much worse. Take for instance the people in Haiti. Two weeks after the earthquake TWO WEEKS and they pulled someone out of the rumble. What was going through that persons mind for Two weeks? I mean there are so many more people out there that have it so much worse than I do. So why do I only focus on my problems? Am I selfish?

Anyways what I guess that I am trying to say it that well.....even though we don't live the perfect house and have perfect kids and have great bodies and life is all honky dory, life IS hard, but it's also pretty darn good. I have a lot to be thankful for. Sometimes you just need to focus on the little things. Like for instance when Kyanna came up and whispered in my ear "Mommy I really love you" Why should I have anything to complain about when I have so many of the little blessing in my life?

Also though, I do realize that even though I think that I could never handle what other people are going through they may be thinking the same thing about me. Who knows....Anyways I was listening to this song as I was running tonight and it just kind of hit me really hard. I don't normally pay attention to lyrics in songs (I know horrible, huh) but I love the beginning were it says that we all have our battle scars and it's easy to add up all our troubles but then says "I am alive and well and today that is good enough for me " It just made me think that on really hard days when you are feeling really sorry for yourself.....COUNT your many BLESSINGS!


Alisha Whitfield said...

I have been kind of thinking about this a lot lately. And I think the one thing to remember is that we dont see all the blessings we actually get. For example this morning when you got up and started a load of Laundry and your wash machine started that is a blessing. The fact that your car started this morning could very much be a blessing. Everything that happens in our lives is a blessing. Keep your chin up sweetheart! I am sure that things will get better. Remember Heavenly Father only tests us as much as we can handle!

stephschmidt said...

That is so true! It is so easy to focus on the negative, and what we don't have. I admire you for recognizing all of your blessings; I love that Ky whispered that in your ear - she is so sweet :) This was a good reminder - thanks! (And I love your house, I don't know what you're talking about!)