March was a really difficult month for me, personally, emotionally and professionally. But then the other day, I was meeting with one of my clients, and listening to her and her mother share about some recent deaths in their family last week. And I had a few different friends lose their children in March as well.
There is a man I work with and every time someone asks him “How are you?” his response is always “I’m blessed!”.
Both of these got me thinking that even though I think a lot of things and situations in my life seem to stink, it does not compare to the loss of a life. And that I really am blessed, even though I can fail to recognize it when I’m feeling overwhelmed by the little things I am going through.
So today I just want to take a moment and reflect on some of my blessings (since today is (B) day in the A-Z April blog challenge).
*I am blessed with my family and friends – even though there are times that I get frustrated with them, I still love them and cherish that they are still in my life.
*I am blessed with my health – yes, it is not perfect, but I could be so much worse off.
*I am blessed with having health insurance, to make sure I stay as healthy as possible.
*I am blessed to have a job – I may not love it every single moment, but I love being able to use my gifts and talents to help others that are less fortunate, and yes, it pays the bills.
*I am blessed to have a roof over my head – and to share that roof with some really great girls. I have seen living conditions in poverty stricken countries, for example “walls” made out of plastic bags, with dirt floors. We are definitely spoiled in America.
*I am blessed to have a car to be able to get wherever I need to, whenever I need to.
*I am blessed to have an amazing church and church family that I love and that have taken me in, encouraged me and help me to grow.
*I am blessed to be a daughter of the King.
What are some of the blessings you have in your life?
This post is part of a month-long series, A-Z, that I am participating in for the month of April. You can learn more about it by clicking on the link over on the right sidebar.