Counting my Blessings

Thursday, July 22, 2010

Do you ever feel sorry for yourself? I do. Its so easy sometimes to sit and compare my circumstances to others. Having a family is more difficult for us. We pay thousands of dollars a year for medical bills, prescriptions and doctor’s visits. I could go on and on.

But I won’t.
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I don’t want to dwell on that stuff. It’s something I struggle with and I’m constantly trying to work on it.

I always want to be thankful for the many things God has blessed us with. I want to stop the comparing. We have so much to be thankful for. We have a family, we have our health, we have a house, we have clothes to wear, we have jobs. We have so, so much.
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There are many people who have experienced much greater pain and trials than I could ever imagine. That is so true, I read about it and hear about it everyday. How can I be bitter when people I know and love are hurting so much deeper?

It can be so hard to see God’s plan for us. We have so many questions. I pray for contentment and reminders of His goodness to us. I pray for those who are struggling in life and I praise God for those who aren’t. God is so good!

I'm choosing to count my blessings!

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Proverbs 10:6 "Blessings crown the head of the righteous"

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21 Responses to “Counting my Blessings”

Lori said...

Great post!! It is a reminder to me to count my blessings. Thank you!!

A Love Worth Waiting For.... said...

I love this Kate!! Hope y'all have a wonderful weekend!!

belle said...

well said :)

Mateya said...

So true!

The LaJeunesse Family said...

I admire your strength and trust in the Lord!

Becki said...

Thank you so much for this reminder. The Lord was speaking to me through you this morning.

Mrs. Almonds Joy said...

I think we all need to be reminded from time to time to see the things around us and remember how blessed we are. Thank you for the reminder....

2Erica2 said...

This is just what I needed right now as we await the results of our son's MRI.

The Gimlins said...

I'm fairly certain God used you to speak to me today. :) Today is my 30th birthday; I've only been up for 4.5 hours and its already been rough. I'll admit I've already had many thoughts about stuff I don't have or things I haven't achieved that I thought I would have by 30, especially with regard to our family plans. But the truth is God has blessed us with so much, and He continues to do so every day. I need to make sure my eyes are open so I don't miss a single one. Thank you and God bless!

Erica said...

Good reminder, I hope you feel better and have a wonderful weekend with that little cutie of yours!

Emmaly said...

Thanks so much for this post I have been feeling the same way. It makes me feel sad when I think about how much I dwell on the bad stuff because people have it alot worse then I do.

Jaclyn said...

Thanks for the reminder!

Holly said...

You are right in that there is so much to be thankful for even amidst any pain.

underthecherrytrees said...

It's true, there are so many people who may have it worse than we do at any given moment. However, it doesn't make the stresses in our lives any easier. Your honesty to show that you too struggle is refreshing. The reason? Because if we only show others the good stuff in our walk with Christ and not the bad then we aren't showing how great he can be in those times as well. No matter how great or small the accomplishment or challenge, he is in all those details. I admire your faith in God to help you in those trying moments. As always you have Him as well as your family, your friends and your friendly blog followers. I'm so happy that you are choosing to count your blessings!
~ Kim

phgeerlings said...

love the post - i really need to think of this more often!!!

Jen said...

Thanks for the reminder. I have to tell myself this a lot - I often thought moving 11+ hours away from our families was the worst thing that ever happened, but I have to remind myself that we are so lucky to have what we have and there are others that struggle more than we do. Thank you for your honesty. And, your photos ae beautiful!

Twincubator said...

Thank you for lifting me up.

Nicole said...

It was one of those weeks for me too, sister! Thankful for YOU, and the transparency you display. Life ain't ALWAYS beautiful. Thanks for the reminder to count the blessings! Love you lots.

Annette said...

Hi Katie, I think we all at one point, have those times in our lives that we tend to dwell on things we shouldn't. But then all we have to do is take a minute and look around us and then we realize we are so very blessed. I love keeping up with your sweet family. I don't comment very often but do enjoy seeing your family thrive!!!

The Evans Family said...

I'm on the blog hop from Jenna's Journey. Thanks for sharing your life!

Amanda said...

I have loved reading your story! You are a great encouragement to others. Keep telling it!
Blessings,
Amanda
visiting from jennasjourney