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.