How do you count blessings

This image was selected as a picture of the we...

This image was selected as a picture of the week on the Malay Wikipedia for the 51st week, 2010. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

lightning from Hell

lightning from Hell (Photo credit: phani_astronomy®)

Wide-lightening

Wide-lightening (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Lightning

Lightning (Photo credit: Pete Hunt)

How do you  find the courage

To move beyond the day-to-day

 To embrace things that open your heart in a special way.

The blessings and the magic does abound

It comes to me through the light and sound.

The music

of the furnace

as it cuts in to give me warmth

Blends

with the hum of the refrigerator

(footsteps of the family climbing up the stairs

bring joys to me of which they are unaware)

adding the sound of the traffic on the street

as the opening of the concert. 

The pelting rain now begins

calling in

the sound of the wind

in the pine. 

The thunder joins  in the chorus

inviting his partner

Madam Lightening to be her brazen self.

I enjoy basking

in the sounds

of the moments of a spring day.

Leaving thoughts of the income tax filing,

budgets, time schedules  and cares on the shelf.

How do you count your blessings

Do you begin with the fact you are alive

and have the challenges you have created.

Or are you stuck in the sorrow

and loss of things not anticipated

The attitude of gratitude 

can move you into action

To count your blessings anyway

Even when not every thing is to your satisfaction.

Start counting up your blessings

In a moment you will see

The cares will not be so heavy weighing you down

You can be happy, joyous and free. 

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5 thoughts on “How do you count blessings

  1. Pingback: Open heart, loving thoughts, joyous days « Greatpoetrymhf’s Weblog

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