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AyahsClan
05-02-2009, 02:50 PM
Rob gave me an idea when he started the "what good things happened to you today" thread. It was a great idea and very inspirational.

It lead me to think of the daily blessings that I so often forget because of lupus, life, pain, negative self focus, etc. At this one little church they loved to sing the "Count Your Blessings" song all the time. The entire lyrics go;

When upon life’s billows you are tempest tossed,
When you are discouraged, thinking all is lost,
Count your many blessings, name them one by one,
And it will surprise you what the Lord hath done.

Count your blessings, name them one by one,
Count your blessings, see what God hath done!
Count your blessings, name them one by one,
And it will surprise you what the Lord hath done.

Are you ever burdened with a load of care?
Does the cross seem heavy you are called to bear?
Count your many blessings, every doubt will fly,
And you will keep singing as the days go by.

When you look at others with their lands and gold,
Think that Christ has promised you His wealth untold;
Count your many blessings. Wealth can never buy
Your reward in heaven, nor your home on high.

So, amid the conflict whether great or small,
Do not be disheartened, God is over all;
Count your many blessings, angels will attend,
Help and comfort give you to your journey’s end.

Johnson Oatman 1897

Some of my blessings today;

1. It's a beautiful day.
2. I have a wonderful husband and family who loves me and they are healthy.
3. We have plenty of good food and clean water.
4. My little garden is growing me yummy radishes and lettuce is starting.
5. This forum.
6. God's enduring love.

AyahsClan
05-03-2009, 08:49 PM
Today's blessings;

1. My peaceful home.
2. My family and friends are all well.
3. My pets.
4. My husband.
5. We have plenty of food.
6. I have Internet.
7. I have TV.
8. My oral surgery is healing.
9. My closet is full of clothes and shoes.
10. My mother is well.
11. We don't have swine flu.
12. I was able to pick a little lettuce and radishes from my tiny garden.
13. The Amazing Race is on tonight.
14. I wasn't in much pain today.

BadFlareDay
05-03-2009, 09:00 PM
1. The rain has ended (I fear storms)
2. I am finally feeling the effects of my medical treatment plan
3. My Children
4. My little fur kid
5. My Husband, without his care I would not survive.
6. I have plenty of coffee
7. My food pantry is full
8. My Family loves me even when I am in a grumpy flare.
9. I am alive and able to count my blessings

rob
05-03-2009, 09:13 PM
Here's something that I consider a blessing-

My feet are numb. Since my MS diagnosis last year, because of the many CNS symptoms I have, the term ALS has also been thrown about as a possible diagnosis. Well, with ALS you retain all sensation and feeling in your extremities. With MS, you can have loss of sensation in the extremities on one, or both sides of your body. On top of SLE, I also have Secondary Progressive Multiple Sclerosis. As bad as SLE and MS are, they can at least, be treated, and dealt with. When I heard that I might have ALS, my heart sank, and I felt a kick in the stomach, and a fear like I've never known. I've faced what I thought was fear before, but I've never been so scared as when I heard my neuro tell me that ALS was a possibility. My cold tingling feet rule out ALS. I'm so glad that my feet are numb.

When confronted with the absolute worst possible scenario, the lesser alternatives, however bad they may be, start looking pretty damn good.

rob

froggal
05-04-2009, 12:29 AM
My blessings today, and everyday that she is on here . . . Ayah! I love you girl! No matter how bad or awful I feel you ALWAYS manage to put a smile on my face!! You are a beautiful person. I am SO thankful that you came into my life!! We can start our club now . . . OFFICIALLY!! :01:

Rob, leave it to you to take something that most people would consider awful and turn it into a blessing!! :You_Rock_Emoticon:You know that I adore you, you big sweetie!!

You both are my blessing today!!:cute: