163 Days ’til 40: Counting My Blessings

11 Sep

Today was not a particularly special day.  In fact, I would consider today to be a very ordinary day..  I got up and headed to work – work was VERY busy.  Not only did I have a day packed with obligations from 7:15 until @ 3:30, I then had to head to a board meeting which kept me from home until late at night (as I write this I am waiting to head home, and expect to actually arrive home at 10:30 or even 11:00 tonight- if I am lucky!)  Yet, I look at today and I am able to step back and give thanks.

I have often taken the time to step back and allow myself to realize that, even amidst the craziness of life, life is good.  Even in the midst of the chaos and busy schedules, I am so thankful to have a loving partner, two bright and loving (most of the time) daughters, and three cats that love me.  It is the little things that mean so much – and these little things can help us to keep perspective in the midst of the parts of life that we often run to catch up with.  If only we could always (or, at least, often) keep this perspective.  Perhaps there would be less depression in this world.

Today, 163 days ’til 40, I am reminded to take the time to stop and count my blessing – there are many.  When I take the time to do so, I am blessed



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18 responses to “163 Days ’til 40: Counting My Blessings

  1. buckwheatsrisk

    September 11, 2012 at 00:27

    thank you for the reminder 🙂

  2. Lani Longshore

    September 11, 2012 at 00:41

    Gratitude is healing.

  3. Shawn

    September 11, 2012 at 01:44

    in lieu of hope, a bit of gratitude
    it is hard when facing despair to even consider platitudes
    but for now the earth persists in its beauty
    and there is nothing wrong with a little humility
    when attempting a change of attitude

    • 400daystil40

      September 11, 2012 at 19:24

      Thank you for sharing this – it is beautiful!

  4. walkwiththerabbi

    September 11, 2012 at 03:17

    I have a post-it-note on my computer screen that reads “What am I grateful for – right now?!” Great attitude and perspective! You ARE a winner because of your choices! It’s impossible for you to be anything else! Hugs from the rabbi!

    • 400daystil40

      September 11, 2012 at 19:23

      Great post-it-note!!!!!!! 🙂 What a wonderful reminder!

  5. Sid Dunnebacke

    September 11, 2012 at 05:23

    What I know of you via your blog, I sure admire you. BUT – I realized with this post that I’m one cat up on you, as far as blessings go. Ha!

    • 400daystil40

      September 11, 2012 at 19:22

      Ha! Thank you for making me laugh! I LOVE cats!!!

  6. kenthinksaloud

    September 11, 2012 at 13:57

    A wonderful, happy post with a very positive message – we’re all blessed in some way or another and it is good to be reminded that even in a busy day we have things to be thankful for!

  7. Another Thousand Words

    September 11, 2012 at 20:16

    Stopping and counting our blessings…hmmm…if more did this, we’d have a better world, don’t you think, 400?

  8. Anonymous

    September 12, 2012 at 01:09

    We should be thankful for everything around us and happens for us even if we do not like it.

    • 400daystil40

      September 12, 2012 at 22:11

      Yes, even when it is challenging to show gratitude…

  9. The Quiet Borderline (back in hospital)

    September 12, 2012 at 16:56

    Definitely should be more thankful for what we have.


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