Gratitude Day 622

Romans 7:15 –  I don’t really understand myself, for I want to do what is right, but I don’t do it. Instead, I do what I hate.

Every day, we count things.

We count how much money is in our bank account.

The number on the scale.

How many hours to our next meal.

The number of text messages we have received.

We count how many runs the Brewers made in their last game.

How many dandelions parade their glory in the lawn.

The number of dirty dishes in the sink.

We count and we add and we minus and we figure.

Is it enough?

What is enough?

Of course, this is a rhetorical and difficult question because, “It depends.”

Whether we are talking food or cash.

Clothing or shoes.

Cars or towels.

Pounds or grey hairs.

We count because most often, we feel we have too little. Not enough.

But when we can let go of counting? We no longer feel the need to account for everything because we know the true blessings of our lives and in this world cannot be counted.

They are just there. And should overwhelm us EVERY. SINGLE. DAY.

Just for today, can we stop counting?

And feel blessed.

We have enough. And more.

Most of us are bursting at the seems and wondering how to have less.

Yet, we still feel slighted. Let down. Not appreciated.

We complain and compare and wonder why someone has a better life.

But do they?

Or do we just think they do?

Here’s a couple thoughts I often think about: everyone has junk in their lives. Everyone has more going on than meets the eye. We just choose whether it gets us down or not.

Let’s be half-glass full people today. Tomorrow. This weekend. Next week.

We’re blessed.

End of story.


Blessings –


Holy God – It is so much easier to complain about what we don’t have than fully appreciate what we have. May I come to fully feel blessed. And live my life in such a way that reflects this knowledge that I am blessed. Amen.

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