When my children were younger and went to bed earlier they sometimes had trouble falling asleep. As a child I would count until I was so bored I think I drifted off to sleep. I always told my children to count their blessings until they could not count anymore. If you start with your life alone, health, body, blood, heartbeat, and all the functions and senses of your body it could take you an hour. Then start counting the blessings of your shelter, home, and automobile. Count the blessings of having a job, with regulations, breaks, benefits, and legal pay. Count the blessings of the freedom we have in our country, that could take hours. Count the blessings of our family members, friends, influences in our lives; teachers, mentors, employers, coworkers, church members, and others we meet daily. Count the blessings of having the ability to drink clean water, indoor plumbing, and little chance of dying from disease, our healthcare system, doctors, nurses, hospitals, clinics, pharmacies, and doctor’s offices. Count the blessings of our education system, the ability to read, write, and understand literature and appreciate great works of art. Count the blessings of transportation to take you to your job, to visit family, and friends, and travel to foreign lands, and the beach. I have left out so many blessings that we take for granted daily.
Today, count at least 20 blessings and thank God for them as well as those people who have blessed you daily. We have more blessings than we can truly ever count.