Counting my Blessings

Published March 22, 2010 by ABadKitten

My absence from Xanga was due to some horrible news that has shaken our household to the foundation. I took a few weeks to myself in order to deal with the situation and keep up a happy face, considering the other young lady in the house who was trying to do so seemed to be struggling a great deal with it herself. But you deal with it one day at a time, help out as best you can, and push forward even on the bad days.  The bad days have been few, and everyone is finally home again.

When things happen in your life that aren’t so wonderful, I find it’s very uplifting and reassuring to count your blessings. (It shouldn’t take horrible events taking place for you to do so, though!)


Although we may not see eye to eye all the time, I have a wonderful and loving father.

My boyfriend loves me, accepts me, cares about me, makes me laugh, and I’m the luckiest woman in the world to have found him.

Even though they annoy the living hell out of me on a daily basis, I feel blessed to have my Princess, Benson, and Emily in my life. (The two doggies and kitty of course.)

I’ve always had a roof over my head, clothes on my back, and food available when I need it.

I have access to higher education, and I’m an intelligent person.

I have pretty brown eyes that don’t look plain and boring. At least not to me anyway!

Regardless of disappointment, displeasure, or what ever feeling may be circling around the situation, my family has always been and always will be supportive of me.

I have a car, a cellphone, and a computer– Things that I used on a daily basis and make functioning in my daily life everyday a possible thing!

I have the use of my fingers, hands, arms, neck, legs, feet, toes, and every other part of my body.

I don’t have a terminal illness, debilitating disease, defect, disorder or the like.

My singing voice isn’t as good as it used to be, nor has it ever been as good as -insert famous singer-, but at least it doesn’t crack every time I try.

I have my eyesight. It’s not 20/20 vision, but I’m also not blind.

There are people who are in no way related to me who have accepted me as their family and love me as if I’m their own flesh and blood.

I can go out in the daylight. Did you know there is a skin disease that prevents you from doing so? I believe it’s called Xeroderma Pigmentosum.

I’m have motivation, determination, and spirit as well as will-power, courage, and strength.

I have the ability to contact family to whom I’ve never spoken before. Family who I was never able to get to know or never knew of in the first place.

I have the knowledge that, if I were to die tomorrow, my funeral would be well attended.

I have the knowledge that, if I were diagnosed with a terminal illness or debilitating disease, I would have love, care, and support everywhere I turn.

When was the last time you counted your blessings? Get to it.

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