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Remembering Infinity: Counting Blessings

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We have so much for which to be thankful!

We have so much for which to be thankful!

I was reading something about blessings on another blog a few weeks ago and it reminded me of this wonderful old song that was written by Irving Berlin. It was called “Count Your Blessings” and was made popular many years ago by Bing Crosby and Rosemary Clooney in the film, “White Christmas”. In it, Crosby and Clooney sing about how they fall asleep by counting their blessings—instead of sheep. What a superb idea! I can’t think of a much better way to acknowledge, appreciate, and express our gratitude for the many, many gifts we receive each and every day.

With so many things vying for our attention nowadays, we often lose sight of the things for which we should be the most grateful—the wonder and beauty of the world around us, the miracle of our physical bodies and consciousness, our health, and the love of our family and friends—as well as the ability to experience everything that life has to offer. Indeed, the value of life itself is often forgotten—along with our inner knowing that we are somehow much, much more than the collection of atoms, cells, and tissues through which we explore and discover “All That Is”.

In the United States (and other countries as well) we set aside a special day—“Thanksgiving Day”, as a holiday to celebrate and appreciate all the wonderful things we receive and enjoy throughout the year. But is one day each year truly enough to acknowledge such abundance?

As I connect with Creator in the quiet moments of each day, I always remember to say “thank you” for the wealth of gifts I’ve received. I also find myself, with more and more frequency, living mindfully and in the moment—embracing and fully appreciating even the most simple of life’s pleasures. Whether it’s a warm, wake-up shower in the morning, the joyful song of birds in the backyard, or the unexpected color of some roadside flowers, I realize that these—and many other things like them, are often underappreciated. As I experience and enjoy these countless treasures with newfound gratitude, I know that my heartfelt whispers of thanks are somehow heard and appreciated.

With all the blessings we’re able to enjoy in this world, which are the ones—perhaps those most often overlooked, that you appreciate the most?

Respectfully,

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19 thoughts on “Remembering Infinity: Counting Blessings

  1. My friend, reading this post tonight has touched me and filled me completely to the brim with smiles and has connected with me in such a magical way. It wasn’t long ago that I was laying on my couch, dealing with a bit of physical pain and I was not yet ready to give into the “comfort inducing medications”..instead, I decided to lay there with only thoughts of the many blessings that has been a part of my life…each one also holding a precious memory. Soon, the calm and comfort that I was seeking found me and away to sweet slumber I flew.
    Indeed, each and everyday is a day of Thanksgiving and I am thankful for your words, your kindness shown and your wisdom shared. May your journey continue to be blessed. ~Matthew

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    • Thank you so much, Matthew…I’m so glad you appreciated the post! My journey does continue to be blessed because of people like you. 🙂 I can’t tell you how grateful I am to hear that my writing has touched others and is meaningful to them. Much Love and Light to you and yours,

      Stargazer

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  2. I often stop to take photographs of my surroundings. I will get out of my car and photograph windflowers or a brilliant sunrise. I thank God sometimes for letting me see the beauty of those moments.

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  3. HI! Today is my day to not post and only read. Actually I’m taking a posting break because I am missing everyone’s posts! I saw your like on I dare you and have to see what remembinginfinity was about! See this is the very reason I started blogging was to work through some issues and also to share about this very thing. It’s so easy to get sidetracked from our mission. I love what you wrote here. You said it so beautifully. May I reblog this? I will of course direct everyone to your blog! I’m following you now! :F Have a blessed day!

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    • Absolutely! Feel free to reblog anything you like! I’m honored and grateful to share with you and your readers. Thank you so much for the kind words and the visit. Love and Light to you and yours!

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      • Hello! I just reblogged this! I loved this and I know other will as well! Today you were one of the two new to me, blogs I discovered I love your blog. I’m so glad that I decided to read today! I wish you all the best. I think it is all about making friends. I’ve made some wonderful friends here on WP. yay! have a blessed evening or day depending where you are 🙂

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      • Wonderful! Thank you for the reblog! I really appreciate your interest and I’m so glad you enjoyed this enough to share it with other folks. I’m new to the whole “blog” thing, but it really is such an interesting and creative way to get to know people and share ideas! It’s great to have “met” you. Best wishes and blessings to you too! Hey, I think I have one more to count tonight…:)

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      • I think the thing that encouraged me is the loving friends I have made here! I love this community! It’s so wonderful to share and enjoy all the lovely thoughts and uplifting souls! Huge hugs to you!

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    Remembering Infinity: Counting Blessings a new blogger for me I so identified with this sweet post!
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  6. I totally agree with you on this one! Hope you had a wonderfully blessed days! 😄

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  7. What a nice thought ; an attitude of gratitude needs to be cultivated and projected in our day-to-day dealings . The more grateful we are , the more blessings we usher in into our lives…best wishes…raj

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  8. This is such a beautiful, thoughtful post. Thank you for your lovely blog, I am so happy to have found it this afternoon!

    Wishing you peace and light, always,

    Allison

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  9. Love this message. Keep on writing.

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