Count Your Blessings | Sebastian Demrey & Jimmy Lahaie

I remember singing this hymn as a teenager with very few ‘cares’ and perhaps not really relating to the lyrics as I do now. With so many issues of life staring at us in the face, it is very easy to complain, worry and become hopeless. However, we must remind ourselves constantly that we do have many things to be thankful for. What you have in abundance is someone’s miracle!

 

Count Your Blessings!

When you are tempted to groan in complaint,

Count your blessings.

When you think you should be farther in life than you are,

Count your blessings.

When it seems what you have is small compared to your neighbour’s,

Count your blessings.

When life’s expectations are not met by your standards,

Count your blessings.

When you are surmounted with the cares of this world,

Count your blessings.

When what tomorrow holds fill your mind with worry,

Count your blessings.

Yes, if you can name your blessings,

Go ahead and name them.

Some people don’t have what you have,

What you have is their own answer to prayers,

That’s why you’ve to count your blessings.

If It Gets You Worried, Pray!

If it bothers you and you can’t sleep, pray.

If it makes you fretful and you are so down, pray.

If you don’t know what to do about it, pray.

If you’re indecisive about what to do, pray.

If your mind doesn’t settle even when you think you’ve made the right choice, pray

If you’re at a crossroad, not knowing where to turn, pray

If it seems all hope is lost, pray

If it doesn’t work as you desire, pray

If you’re broken and distraught, pray

If you’re tired of going on, pray

If you feel like giving up, pray

Whatever it may be,

Wherever it may be,

Whoever it is about,

Pray!

Keep At It!

My daughter sure knows how to persistently ask for something. Once she set her eyes on anything she wants, she would barrage you with a truckload of ‘pleases’. Even after I say, I’ll give you that later, she never forgets. She would leave for a while and come back again later to ask of you what she wants. Just yesterday, she asked me to give her a crayon and I said to her, “I’ll give you later, you just finish eating.” After eating, she came back and asked for it again and again and again till I left what I was doing to give her THE crayon.

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