Spread the Word Friday – Count Your Blessings

When I said, “My foot is slipping,” your unfailing love, LORD, supported me. When anxiety was great within me, your consolation brought me joy.   Psalm 94:18-19

It’s Friday!  God has been helping you all week.  What will you do for him to improve the world?  The smallest of gestures can make a huge difference!  My friend Jeanne buys the office breakfast, and then pays for the customer’s breakfast behind her in the drive-thru line every other Friday.  She says it’s about $14 for everything.  Isn’t that awesome!  Imagine their surprise.  What’s even better is some of those folks probably pass the gesture on.

Have you ever just closed your eyes for a few moments and thought about everything that went right all week?  It’s easy to get hung up on the negative, and that is a hard habit to break.  I asked my Sunday School class last Sunday to think back to their childhood, teen years, and young adult life.  Then, I asked them to tell me how they felt.  Everyone had positive thoughts.  It was refreshing!  My own thoughts of my youth are often negative, and when I’m asked to look back, I don’t remember too many good times.  I think this is reflective of my environment and negativity that I learned at an early age.  I decided to break this pattern about a year ago, and I think I’ve made great strides.  Occasionally, the old me peeks in, but not as much.  It has really helped me to count my blessings at least once a week, or better yet, daily.  I have found that I usually have 2-6 bad things and hundreds of wonderful things to count.

Today, I challenge you to count your blessings and do something special for at least one person!  I can’t wait to hear your stories.  God  bless you!