Monday, October 03, 2005

my blessings

I am feeling really down today. I really don't know why. I have no reason to complain so I am going to count my blessings. I hear that it helps.

1. I have a stong testimony of the gospel.
2. I have a good relationship with heavenly father.
3. I have a wonderful, caring, giving husband that I really don't deserve.
4. I have beautiful, perfect children who I enjoy
5. I have a nice spacious house in the country that I can constantly clean to keep me out of trouble.
6. I have 4 beautiful horses and 2 mules to play with.
7. I have a loving golden retriever who only wants to please me and never seems able to!
8. I eat fresh eggs from my chicken on a daily basis.
9. I have a huge yard to play in and mow when I need exercize.
10. I have a body that does work most of the time and is pain free if I don't move.
11. I have a car that works and gets me from a to b.
12. I have a great friend I count as a sister who would do anything for me and who I don't feel uncomfortable asking. (thankyou Lisa)
13. I have clothes to wear
14. I have money that comes in regularly so I can pay my bills.
15. I have a loving and supportive ward.
16. My prayers are always answered in ways I can hear and understand.
17. I have talents I love and enjoy using. (music, singing, playing piano and guitar)
18. I have sisters and brothers who love me no matter what.
19 I have a nice computer if I could just learn how to use it!
20. I have been given life and feel I am honestly doing my best.

Wow! I do feel better! I have many more blessings but these are the ones that came to my mind first!


Ana said...

Good strategy Melissa! Hope the day keeps getting better from here on out!

Lisa M. said...

Dearest Melissa,

You are surrounded by beauty, love, and comfort. You have so many gifts to share. I count my friendship with you, among my most sacred of blessings.

It is natural to want, it is human to look for oprotunities to grow, and it is basic human need to want to be accepted into the inner circles of peers you respect.

Accepting those needs, wants and desires, is half the battle. It'll come.

The weather has been dim and taxing, and sometimes daily routines, even of things WE choose to add to our schedules, get monotonous.

I think, we all VERY much feel that way.

It is wonderful of you to count your blessings. Isn't it amazing what we find, when we do?

I think one of the fundemental keys of happiness is, celebrating the small things, reveling in the every day miracles, and never forgetting that the little things, are actually the really important things.

You exemplify this philosophy almost every time we visit. You are such a grand example to me.

"Moments are the molecules of eternity~" (Dallin H. Oaks)

I love you.

Cordeiro said...

Thanx for taking the time to list some of the things we take for granted.

Smile! At the very least people will wonder what you're up to.

Maren said...

What a wonderful list. Counting my blessings always seems to help shift my perspective.