Count your many blessings, Name them one by one…”

We all grew up with the little tune of, but do we really do that on the daily? How easy is it for us to constantly look at our lives and count the blessings that we have? We often take for granted the fact that we have what we have, the everyday essentials if you will. I will admit that I am guilty of it also, shoot I am guilty of taking for granted the fact that I am typing this and not handwriting it! But how petty in our lives can we be?

When I was younger, I remember that my mom would always sing that little tune to me when I was down in the dumps about something. She would hum it while I was telling her my little sob story, then she would tell me to pray about it and give it to God. What’s funny is that even as an adult, she is still telling me to give it to God. Although, she doesn’t say it flat out anymore, it’s more along the lines of, “ You already know what I am going to tell you Ana Alicia!”

“When you are discouraged thinking all is lost…”

So often lately, I have become discouraged and depressed about many things that have become out of my control. I never thought that I was a “control freak” but let’s face it, we all are. I don’t like having a plan about something, then it falling through, I don’t like when I have a vision for my life, then it doesn’t work out that way. But then again, since I was 15, that has been the norm for me. I have been making the decisions that have changed the entire trajectory of my life, with no one to blame but myself. The amazing part of it all, is that I wouldn’t change a single thing for the world.

Sure I wish that I could have finished college sooner, I wish I could have served my country in the military, I wish that I could have changed the world the way I wanted to, but maybe, just maybe, I changed the world the way God wanted me to. I have touched many lives in so many different ways, but it's not the way I thought I would. Again, I wouldn’t change it for the world.

“Count Your Blessings See What God Has Done!”

There are many things that I have learned in my years (how many we will not get into), on this earth. Things that I have taught my children, that I hope has prepared them for the world.

  1. Life is not fair: The sooner you realize this the happier you will be. It isn’t always going to work out the way you want, but if you hang in there its going to be so much fun and so beautiful in the end.

  2. Always have a backup plan to your backup plan: This is mainly because you need to refer back to #1. You always need to be prepared for it to not work out the way you plan for it to, but know that God is always going to have a bigger plan than what you do, and his plans are ALWAYS going to trample your plans.

  3. Always save at least $25 from every paycheck: This will help you when you least expect it. You never know when an emergency will arise, you will need that little bit of cash, and there it will be.

  4. NEVER BE TOO PROUD TO SAY I AM SORRY: This one should speak for itself. God was not too proud to send his son for us, Jesus was not too proud to Die for us. OUR FATHER IS NOT TOO PROUD TO FORGIVE US!!!!!

Remember to Count your blessings daily, embrace them in your arms, pray for them, love them, forgive them, and be humble to them.

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