Jun 30, 2017

“Count your many blessings name them one by one…”

There are so many blessings to count if I will only look for them.

A few years ago I heard that Oprah, of all people, started each day by writing out three things she was thankful for, so I began to do it myself. It’s amazing what looking for just a few things to be thankful for can do to your attitude, even on the hardest days.

Today, I am blessed…

…with three energetic boys who keep me on my knees.

…with a husband who loves me to the moon and back.

…with a job that I love.

…with friends whom I can depend on.

…with a family who love me and live close.

…with enough.

…with a quiet time place to sit at that makes my heart sing.

..with a gentle rain this morning in June in Oklahoma.

…with watermelon plants just beginning to sprout.

…with warm coffee on my desk.

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  1. hopeful50

    So glad we are neighbors today at FMF. Your list is a good one.

    • Tara L. Cole

      Thank you for visiting!

  2. Joanne Viola (@JViola79)

    Tara, so glad we were neighbors today! I loved the faces peeking up over the top of your post! And you are so right … there are many blessings IF we will only look for them. Thank you for reminding to look for them!

    • Tara L. Cole

      Thank you for visiting, Joanne! Yes, in the middle of my loud boy jackpot I have to remember there are so many blessings.

  3. Iris

    Thank you Tara for reminding us that we are truly blessed.

    • Tara L. Cole

      Thank you for stopping by!

  4. Somer

    I enjoyed reading your list and imagining the Oklahoma rain and watermelon plants. Have a beautiful summer

    • Tara L. Cole

      Thank you for visiting!

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