How many remember the old hymn, with this chorus:
How many need to be reminded of that. Often. 🙋🏼♂️🙋🏼♂️. My hand is up. High. Day after day after day it’s easy to focus on the “bad” things we have going on. The things we don’t want to go through. But what if…..
What if we heard this little song. Listened. And did. Rip that imaginary piece of paper out. Slap it down on the table. Grabbed that pen. And started writing. The good stuff. Yeah, let’s call it “The Good Stuff List”. Put numbers 1 through 20 on the left side. To start. Oh yeah – you’ll need more numbers soon. I’ll need more numbers soon. Start with the easy ones. The blessings that we are so used to. We probably don’t even call them blessings anymore. Maybe way too used to them.
1. I woke up this morning
2. I have a wife who loves me
3. I have family who loves me
4. I had a great breakfast
5. I was able to go for a walk.
How long will those type things flow. Quickly adding to the ever growing “Good Stuff List”. When do we switch to the slightly bigger stuff?
18. I have a job I love
19. I have a church I love that feeds me
20. I have incredible friends that support me.
Now, step it up. Go big. Or go home.
31. God pulled me through yesterday’s (or whenever) troubles
32. Jesus carried me when my strength was low
Now really really big. I mean world record big status. Yeah that big.
100. Jesus died on the cross for me.
Your list. My list. Will grow and grow. When. And only when. We think about it. Push aside the things going on that want to hide it. For me it works. As the list grows their is no room left for the negative. No pity. None needed. God’s “good” so outshines what we see as “bad”. So go ahead. Next time things look bleak. Things look dark. Things look sad. Go ahead. “Count Your Blessings, Name Them One By One”
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