Count Your Blessings!

12/19/2011 2:44:52 PM

Watched any good Christmas movies lately? This season is a great time for digging out the oldies. A great favorite among many people is the Bing Crosby classic, White Christmas. In one scene, Bing croons to Rosemary Clooney,

When I'm worried and I can't sleep
I count my blessings instead of sheep
And I fall asleep counting my blessings
When my bankroll is getting small
I think of when I had none at all
And I fall asleep counting my blessings.

As I reflect on the people I’ve known, those who regularly count their blessings (big or small) seem to be the most content in life. They take very little for granted, appreciate life’s simple pleasures, and have the most joyful spirits. They also take life’s major challenges in stride because they remember what they’re thankful for.
Your disposition, outlook, and ability to handle life’s disappointments will improve if you take this bit of wisdom to heart.  And what better time to begin than during the holiday season, when we are more likely to be thinking about home, relationships, a new year starting, and the things that really matter in life.
Start your blessing list today by writing down everything you’re thankful for, and keep your list in a handy place. Refer to it often, especially when you’re worried and you can’t sleep.  Count your blessings instead of sheep!
Do you regularly count your blessings, even in difficult times? Who are the people in your life who do this the most? Do you notice the difference in their disposition and outlook on life?