Do you ever count your blessings?
You often don’t.
You feel you are deprived of many good things in life, don’t you?
In fact you feel you are very unlucky because you are not as affluent as your friends\relatives. You make yourself sick with worry about your destiny to lead a run-down life.
You think your life will be worthy only when you possess what you dream of.
What are your dreams in life?
- Luxurious bungalow
- Swanky cars
- Latest modern gadgets
- Hefty bank balance
Your dreams are all materialistic wishes, isn’t it?
Do you feel these things are enough to make you happy?
The things you crave for gives you immense social status. You are noticed by the money minded society when you possess these things. But it in no way makes you happy.
You need something else to lead a happy life.
Are you wondering what you need?
You need certain blessings. These blessings are ignored by you because you take it for granted.
Count your blessings – Top 10 things you are blessed with
1. Perfect body makes you enjoy life
You see the colorful world while the blind cannot. It is darkness for them.
You can walk around while the limbless cannot.
You hear sounds while the deaf cannot.
Have you ever felt thankful for a body without impairment?
You take your body for granted. When people who are physically challenged live their life with grit, you crib about that your appearance is not what you want it to be.
A body with no physical impairment is the biggest blessings you can ever hope for from god.
Count your blessing of a flawless body.
2. Discerning brain makes your own decisions
Have you seen the mentally challenged?
They need the help of others to lead their day-to-day life. They cannot think for themselves. They never know what is good and bad.
But you have a discerning brain. You make decisions for yourself. You enjoy life better than them.
Be pleased you have a brain which thinks and decides for you.
3. Caring parents is an emotional backup
Count your blessing of good parents. Your parents mold you into a good person. They are the first to support you when you need it.
Think of the orphans. They have no one to look after them. You have your own home with loving parents whereas they live in an orphanage.
Thank god for gifting you with good parents.
4. Friend in need is a friend indeed.
Do you have good friends?
Count your blessing. They are your pillar of strength. You can share your inner most feelings with them. Your fun moments with them makes you unwind yourself.
You can talk anything under the sky with them.
Feels great to spend time with them, isn’t it?
Can you see why you should count your blessings ?
5. Obedient children are a pleasure
Good and obedient children are the greatest blessing ever. They are your world. They give meaning to your life.
Have you seen childless couples?
They feel empty in their married life. They long to hold their own baby in their arms. Denied dreams of baby makes them emotionally shattered. But you have a fulfilled dream of a baby of your own. Cherish it.
6. Good health is a treasure
Do you have good health?
Count your blessings.
Have you seen the sick?
They cannot enjoy life as you do. They struggle with a sick body and depleted bank balance. You enjoy robust life. Thank god for that.
7. A lucrative job is your ladder to success
Enjoy your work. Never crib that you do not have job satisfaction.
Have you seen the jobless?
They struggle to make both ends meet. They do not have respect from the society or their family.
So be dedicated to your work.
8. A hefty bank balance secures your life
Bank balance means financial security. Thank god you have not wasted away your hard-earned money.
Have you seen people who just throw away their money?
They lead a terrifying life of fear about loan sharks and inability to lead their day-to-day life. Count your blessing of not being dependent on others for your survival.
When you are self-sufficient give some charity which will make your mind fulfilled with happiness.
9. Excellent relationship with your spouse is a joy
Do you enjoy good relationship with your spouse?
Greatest blessing ever.
Have you seen divorced couples?
They feel emotionally shattered. They are always doubtful whether they have made a wrong decision.
Nurture your relationship with love and care. You are blessed with a good spouse. So be compatible with her\him. Do not take your spouse for granted. Give her\him love, respect and care.
10. Living in a free and democratic country
Do you live in a democratic country?
Count your blessings of being able to live a safe life.
Have you seen people fleeing from their own country?
Living in a country rife with wars is a very traumatic experience. They speak in hush- hush voice whereas you never fear to voice your opinion.
Now can you see the countless blessings you have?
Never take your blessings for granted. Do not crib about what you do not have. Be thankful for what you have. Imagine your life without any one of this blessing. You will feel deprived. Thank god for all the nice things he has blessed you with.