"Make it your ambition to lead a quiet life and attend to your own business and work with your hands........" 1 Thessalonians 4:11

Monday, February 6, 2012


Count your blessings instead of your crosses;
Count your gains instead of your losses.
Count your joys instead of your woes;
Count your friends instead of your foes.
Count your smiles
instead of your tears;
Count your courage instead of your fears.
Count your full years instead of your lean;
Count your kind deeds instead of your mean.
Count your health instead of your wealth;
Count on God instead of yourself.

(author unknown)

14 comments:

Daisy said...

Such a pretty cup and flowers, Kathleen, and the poem is a good reminder too. :)

Betty Lou said...

Beautiful poem, now if we could all remember how much we have to be thankful for.

Michaele said...

So pretty and so true!

Vickie said...

Thanks for sharing this, Kathleen. Very thought provoking. This would be a good poem to memorize!

Terry and Linda said...

Beautiful...Thank you!

Linda
http://coloradofarmlife.wordpress.com

MaryO said...

Great photo and fabulous poem! MaryO

Mary @ Colony Mountain Stitcheries said...

What a beautiful reminder of all the things we have to be thankful for.

grammy said...

love that... and the cup and flowers are delightful (o:

Tammy@Simple Southern Happiness said...

This is a perfect post, I know I need to focus on that counting my blessings and not my wants. God knows my needs and I have got to keep that in my heart.

Bev C said...

Hello Kathleen,

Oh that is so true, thank you for the inspirational poem today.
Happy days.
Bev.xoxo

oh and that teacup and flowers is beautiful. Would make a great stitchery design.

lil red hen said...

Very wonderful words to live by ~~

Beatrice P. Boyd said...

Always good words to live by, Kathleen. I am thankful you posted it and shared with us.

Marie said...

Oh, what a lovely and profoundly inspiring poem! It is exactly as we should do, and what a sweet reminder it is! Love the photo as well. It uplifted me this morning!

LindaSueBuhl said...

one of my favorite old church songs - count your blessings name them one by one - count your blessings see what God has done!