Thursday, November 29, 2012

10,000 Reasons

I am so incredibly blessed! I regularly think about how blessed I am. Lately, as I think about it, I honestly feel overwhelmed at the thought of it. And all I can do about it is thank God for His abundant and lavish blessings, and try to pass the blessing on to others.

I have a house to live in.
I have heat in the winter.
I have air-conditioning in the summer.
I have a phone and can call people who are not within shouting distance.
I have the internet which I can access through many devices.
I have a variety of delicious and healthy foods to eat.
I have a store that I can walk to so that I can buy food.
I have a van that will protect me and taken me places when I am too lazy to walk (which is often.)
I have enough clothes to cover my body and keep me warm.
I have a change of clothes to wear so that I don't have to wear the same thing every day.
I have enough money to provide for my family's needs and so many of our wants.
I have people in my life who I can trust with anything.
I have friends on whose shoulders I can cry.
I have children.
I have children who rock.
I have a husband.
I have a husband who rocks.
I have a Bible.
I know how to read.
I understand what I read in my Bible.
I have the gift of Salvation.
I was born in a country where I am valued as a person
I live in a country where I can practice my faith without fear of persecution.
I have a doctor that I can go to when I am sick.
I can buy medicine or other treatments when I need to get well.
I have an extended family that loves and cares about each other.
I have three living grand-parents.
I have parents who are still married to each other.
I have parents-in-law who are still married to each other.
I went to (and graduated from) university.
I can talk.
I can hear.
I can taste.
I can smell.
I can feel.
I can sing.

I am so blessed.

(That list is incredibly incomplete.  I haven't written 10,000 reasons that I am blessed yet.  Please help me add to my list and tell me how you are blessed.)


  1. I have a puppy.
    I have a great friend who often watches my puppy.

  2. Ooh, I forgot to add:
    "I have a rockin' awesome neighbour-friend who has a rockin' awesome daughter (well, three, really) a super-nice husband, and an adorable doggie."


  3. My wonderful Gourmet Group friends!

  4. Love it... YOU are a blessing to everyone you come in contact with. Although that might sound funny to write on your list, lol