” I cried because I have no shoes until I saw a man with no feet. Life is full of blessings. Sometimes we’re just blind to see them”. With the year coming to an end, it feels like the perfect time for reflection and thanksgiving. I have been thinking of writing my gratitude list for the end of year but, last evening while reading a blog on susielindau.com THE BLESSED PROJECT! I was prompted to write sooner than later.
And this morning when I woke up I had a song in my head that took me back to when I was a kid and Sunday school. I remember the Sunday School teacher teaching us the song; Count your blessings, name them one by one, Count your blessings, see what God has done!….And I remember happily singing along not fully understanding what it really meant to count your blessings. But now that i’m grown, I have learnt the real gift of gratitude.
I look back and there are lots of things that I would love to have accomplished by this time of the year. But all in all, I feel the year has been exactly what it needed to be and am grateful for all that has passed and what is yet to come; It has been a great year. Little and simple things have made me smile and touched my heart deeply.
As I count my blessings today, the first and most important thing am grateful for is to be alive and healthy .I feel blessed that I haven’t had any major health scares. I feel blessed that every single morning when I’ve woken up every single part of my body has functioned well. I feel blessed that am here to see my daughter grow up. To see her every day before bed and first thing when she wakes up in the morning. I feel blessed that am able to perform my mummy duties without any struggles.
Am blessed to have a loving family and friends. My mum especially has been my rock, I don’t know what I would do without her. She has been kind, understanding and supportive. Everything and more than I could ever ask for. My friends and most of all my BFF has been my other rock. She has been supportive, loving and not just a friend but a soul sister. And my amazing daughter through whom I’ve learnt what it means to be a mum. She has challenged me, made my head spin with endless questions .And most of all shown me there is no limit to how much love a heart can hold.
I feel blessed to have set goals and managed to achieve at least most of them. I know I could have done more. But whatever I have been able to do so far, am ready to kiss goodbye one year and welcome another. I feel blessed that the universe has put people on my path who have made it possible to reach some of my goals .I feel blessed for the opportunities. I feel blessed for the positive turn outs. I feel blessed for the walls I have found on my path that have made me realize I need to re strategize.
I feel blessed for blogging. Because through it, am better at expressing myself. I have words for what I think, what I see and what I observe. Through blogging I feel lighter mentally and emotionally.
I feel blessed for the other bloggers who have acknowledged my writing. Those who have given feedback, those who have liked, followed, linked and shared. I feel blessed for other bloggers who have written from their hearts, shared perspectives and thoughts that have inspired, motivated and made me realize am not alone.
I feel blessed for this moment here, an opportunity to open and share from my heart.
“Life is a series of thousands of tiny miracles. Notice them” Zig Ziglar
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