Sunday, April 21, 2013

Little blessings

Some days just don't have the full orchestra, chorus, and jam packed audience. Some days don't even have two flutes and a violin.  Or a chair.

Did you ever have an empty day? A day so empty that even the echo limped?

We all have them. We just don't all admit that we have them.

Days filled with the crush of the "bad news", lost job, slow sales, crying kids... it's easy to add more things to this list. I bet your mind just skipped on through a few of your own. What do you do with those days? Keep adding to The List?

How about tossing out that list of bad news and making a Blessing List instead. Think about it - there are little blessings all around us.  All the time. And they, well - they bless us. They bring us joy and lift our spirits.

Like whiskers on kittens...



 Got a song stuck in your head now? Music can bless our souls and lift our spirits. Add your favorite song - or be extravagant, and add two or three songs to your Blessing List.

There is beauty all around us.



You are probably asking yourself why I would put a carton of eggs after a statement like: "There is beauty all around us." Well, no two of them are identical, they are all slightly different colors, and I think they are beautiful. I bet you can think of a few beautiful things around you to add to your list.

Maybe chickens bless your socks off more than eggs.



Or maybe painted ceiling tiles, or giant chicken artwork, or the Sistine Chapel blesses your socks off. Hey - put it all on your list!

And then keep your list in a handy place so that if you have one of those (((blank))) days, you will have some blessings to write on it.

And smile. Smiling even when you don't want to, makes you feel better. Seriously. Someone studied that and found out that it was true. Try it. Either you will prove it's true, too - or you will distract your day with some great facial exercises that make you laugh. And we all know that laughter is really good for us!

Have a blessed day week month Life!
Kathy


Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ,
who has blessed us with every spiritual blessing in the heavenly places in Christ.
Ephesians 1:3

14 comments:

  1. I really like this post :) And I agree completely. There is so much to be thankful for, and blessings are everywhere-we just need to open our eyes and SEE!

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  2. Thanks for such a positive post!

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  3. What a fantastic kitty picture! I love the green eyes.

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    1. Thank you! Pal's eyes are even prettier in person.

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  4. I love the messages that you put together to start each week! Such a blessing.

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    1. Thank you! So glad you are blessed by them.

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  5. Ah, yes. I do know empty days. Love your whiskers on kittens photo, and yes, Julie Andrews is singing in my head now. I try to keep a gratitude journal.

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    1. Yes, haha - that song has been rolling around in my mind since I wrote this post. A gratitude journal sounds pretty neat!

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  6. Lovely post and we all should pay more attention to the blessings around us! I love Pal's whiskers!

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    1. Thank you! Yes, I had some fun four footed time today - lots of little blessings today from the furries around here. Pal has really looooonnnnggg whiskers!

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  7. Beautiful post Kathy, you have such a way with words... and YES now I have that song in my head lol

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    1. Thank you! And *roflol* you are welcome! Me, too - we could sing a duet. ;-)

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