Understanding the true meaning of the words 'Count your Blessings'

I remember as a kid going to church each Sunday singing this song called ‘Count Your Blessings One By One’ but it has taken me 52years now to understand the true meaning of the words to that beautiful song.

I now know that each day given to me is a Blessing. Even those days I feel I have nothing to feel Blessed about. I am alive, breath, laugh, walk, talk, smile. I have good useful hands to carry things to write words to share with others. To hold those close to me tightly, To hug my Children, Grandchildren, Family and Friends.
I have feet that hurt terribly some days and knees now starting to show there age but I am able to stand alone, walk alone, run when the needs arrive. I have a mouth to speak with a voice that can now be heard without fearing someone will silence me again. I am Blessed to have come out of the abuse I endured as a kid alive and as sane as I did. I embrace the word Blessing now in every sense of it. I count my Blessings daily, hourly because I know those who are the blessings in my life today may be gone tomorrow. I embrace them all. I surly have many times in my life to have taken the Blessings sent to me from God for granted but not today.

I hear so many people fighting with each other, marriages being broke up, friendships broken because of the words that people use on each other. In the cross fire of them all sit the innocent children and animals who end up being their escape goats. Instead of these people being happy with all they have been given. Children are Blessings sent to us from God above. To embrace them, hold them, love them, protect them. I wondered when I was little going to church and singing this song what was there to be happy about? I was being sexually, physically and emotionally abused everyday. I never understood what it meant when Sunday school Teachers would tell me to ‘count my blessings and to be grateful for all I had. Okay! Wow! what a statement to try and understand when your just a kid. So now I get it ’’‘Count My Blessings’‘’ are all the good, the bad, the ugly that goes with being human.
So I do, am and will from this moment on know that ’the storms’, ‘the earthquakes’ and even ‘the destruction’ they bring are truly, truly blessings and I am counting them all one by one!

Understanding the true meaning of the words 'Count your Blessings'


Marion, United States

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Counting the true Blessings Life beholds us all!!!!!

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