Challenges and problems can appear out of the blue, sometimes we may even feel bombarded by them. It is at those moments, when in the middle of a situation that looks bleak, we may forget the good times, so let’s try and refocus and remember all the good things we are blessed with in life.
There is a song I used to sing as a young child growing up in church, “Count your blessings, and name them one by one.” It inspired me to create a book of blessings, a thank you book. It’s a way for me to record good things that happen in my life – from finding a great skirt on sale to me getting a job that I wanted. I am able to thank God for these things.
Another reason for the book is to recount and remember my blessings when I’m feeling down or overwhelmed. It reminds me of the many wonderful things that have happened, big and small. It enables me to see how God looks after me, maybe at a time when I think He has forgotten me or when things are going wrong. I can read about how He helped me in the past and it renews my hope for the future. It lifts my spirits.
It is also a great opportunity to just be thankful to God for being there for me. I am able to read, remember and thank Him all over again!
We all like to be appreciated for the things that we do. I think it’s a wonderful thing for us to tell God how much we appreciate the good He has done in our lives.
I would encourage you to start a thank you book so you can “Count your blessings and name them one by one.” I hope it will be a source of positive benefits in your life.