Monday, April 27, 2009

Count your Blessings

So one of our friends found this amazing site ... It's soo cool! You guys should all check it out! Anyhow, it really got me thinking. I was on the site and I just started thinking of all the blessings I had just today in my life. It's really therapeutic. I think I should do a psych study on it. I read an article once on how gratitude improves your health.

God says in the Qu'ran "And He gave you of all that you asked for, and if you count the Blessings of God, never will you be able to count them. Indeed, mankind is [generally] most unjust and ungrateful." [14:34]

One time after reading this I sat down and started writing all the blessings I had that I could think of. After about a minute I realized that I could keep going on and on and there would be no end. Even if we're not able to literally count our blessings I think it's so important to keep remembering them because it keeps you grounded. Things that make us upset don't seem to matter anymore.

So here's my new goal. To keep a blessings diary. Every night I want to take out just one minute to write a couple of blessings I had that day. What do you think?

Here's how it'll start:

1) I usually really hate teaching Sunday School but today my kids told me how much they'll miss me after I finish teaching and leave for Egypt this year.
2) My mom made breakfast this morning for the family and we all ate together at 9 AM
3) My med school buddy took her exam late Saturday night so we could hang out on Sunday.


Artistic Logic said...

that's nice =)
i needed this today

yours truly... said...

What a great idea, I definitely need to start doing this daily.

LiLu said...

I used to love eating breakfast as a family! We did it the morning of all the "birthdays" growing up... great tradition ;-)

Falling Up said...

breakfast with the family. I haven't done that in so so so long. We usually end up just having dinner together.

This is a great idea. Our blessings outweigh the bad things that happen to us. why dwell on one bad thing when we can focus on all the good things.

Faith in Writing said...

I used to start each day by saying what I was grateful for and what I was proud of and what I was looking forward to. It's something i need to do some days.. ok, everyday.

JaLpArI - tHe MeRmAiD said...

gratitude is the most important key to happiness :)
ur post reminds me of the prayer song- 'when upon life's billows...'

count ur many blessings name them one by one...
and it will surprise you what the Lord hath done....

fuelMybrain said...

Whenever murdering my husband crosses my mind I do just that... write a list of all the blessing I have that are either tied to him or because of him. IT WORKS, he's still alive!


Constructive Attitude said...

i shud do something like this. it'll make me complain a lot less.

i thought bmylife was kinda corny. but a cute idea, nonetheless.

Cheryl said...

This made my day.
I'm going to go count my blessings now.

rosswaycaster said...

Hey! Thanks for linking to my site! I'm glad you like the idea! You should make an account on bmylife and then Post your blessings under your user name! It would be nice for everyone to read.. just an idea! Anyhow thanks again and may you life be Blessed :)