I Count My Blessings

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 404 People

    One For Every Year Of My Life Of 35

    I am alive. I have freedom. I can move. I can feel. I can think. I can breathe. I have food to eat and drinks to drink. I live in a country not ruled by death. I can dress myself. I can go to the bathroom. I am artistic. I have special gifts. I can walk. I can talk. I can cry...
    blossomingbeauti blossomingbeauti
    36-40, F
    27 Responses Jan 27, 2013

    Somewhere in existence,

    someone thinks I am... admirable, beautiful, courageous, determined, encouraging, friendly, generous, helpful, independent, just, kind, loving, myself, nice, outstanding, pretty, quiet, refreshing, sparkly, tenderhearted, understanding, very friendly, wonderful, exciting, your...
    blossomingbeauti blossomingbeauti
    36-40, F
    Feb 12, 2014

    A day away from my home,

    upon my return I'm met with happy pets craving for attention. Fed, pottied and happy, they curl up next to me, knowing no boundaries but content to sit as close as possible and then move closer. I am reminded that the most important moments in life are not the "sonic boom...
    Hugmybear Hugmybear
    46-50, F
    1 Response Nov 23, 2014

    Be Confident,and Go!

    Confident is really a source of attraction .Maybe you don't look like Brad Pitt or Audrey Herpburn,but your unresistied confident is just like a magic magnet drawing others to like and admire you.So my friends,be confident and go!
    iamjustin iamjustin
    18-21, M
    1 Response Sep 12, 2010

    Also in addition breathing is always a blessing

    and waking to another day. Count the small things folks otherwise we would all go mad.
    XxRazorbladeRomancexX XxRazorbladeRomancexX
    22-25, M
    Feb 15

    I'm just thankful for everything,

    all the blessings in my life, trying to stay that way. I think that's the best way to start your day and finish your day. It keeps everything in perspective. Goodnight to all 😌😴
    jjones723 jjones723
    46-50, F
    Sep 26, 2014

    I saw another movie where a rpd victim kills

    the person who rpd her. I was sexually abused and physically abused every day for seven months by one man for so many months then another man for so many months. I was at a group home. I went there of my own choosing, hoping to get help in learning how to live independently in...
    blossomingbeauti blossomingbeauti
    36-40, F
    1 Response Aug 15, 2014

    Getting Back On Track

    I wrote this in my morning blog.     Somebody hurt my feelings deeply yesterday.  Their words were careless and sarcastic.  I felt demeaned, belittled and embarrassed.  So I did what I felt I had to do.   I called my best friend in the middle of...
    Myonis108 Myonis108
    56-60, F
    8 Responses Nov 20, 2008

    I really really count my blessings

    for being the person I had become via my numerous life experiences.
    Uwa201 Uwa201
    51-55, F
    Jan 18

    I'm thankful to wake up to another day .

    May you all enjoy life to the fullest because you never know when it's your last .
    jjones723 jjones723
    46-50, F
    1 Response Sep 27, 2014
    icDavey icDavey
    61-65, M
    1 Response Jun 24, 2014

    I come from a broken home.

    I didn't lose family. I gained a stepdad. I gained another grandmother through my stepdad. I gained a stepmom when my dad got remarried before they divorced. (She pretended to love him just so he could get her out of the country.) I gained a stepbrother through my ex-stepmom...
    blossomingbeauti blossomingbeauti
    36-40, F
    Jul 16, 2014

    I can smile when life wants me to frown I can

    get back up when life pushes me down I am disabled but I am also able I am sensitive emotionally but I am intellectually stable People made me their victim but I am a daily victor I am still a member of the human race even though I am a member of the Christian sector I love...
    loveismyfriend loveismyfriend
    36-40, F
    Mar 17, 2015

    Challenges over the last month

    or so had me wallowing a bit this evening. The universe has a way of reminding us what perspective looks like..for me, it's simply a swift kick in the rear. There's a guy we grew up with who I learned late last year was in a battle with ALS. This is a boy I remember who wasn...
    Hugmybear Hugmybear
    46-50, F
    1 Response Jun 9, 2015

    I thanked God for everything especially the

    good health of my family esp my children. Everyday is a blessing! Amen.
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    Nov 21, 2014

    Our deepest fear is not

    that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness that most frightens us. We ask ourselves, Who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented, and fabulous? Actually, who are you not to be? You are a child of God. Your...
    heyyo1234 heyyo1234
    22-25, M
    Aug 13, 2014

    I had a beautiful day yesterday.

    . it was mom's birthday.. i made brownies, for the 1st time ever in my life.. it tasted great,mom loved it..i put marshmallows on top.. we have to use spoon to scoop the brownies..i love the texture, if only i could make it a bit in shape..lol.. i spent my day off with my...
    FaitAccomp1i FaitAccomp1i
    70+, M
    1 Response Apr 22, 2015

    icD Blessing #7 - I can be alone

    when I want to but I never have to be lonely.
    icDavey icDavey
    61-65, M
    Jun 25, 2014

    icD Blessing #9 - My mom

    and everything she gave to make a home for me and my sister in the midst of a really rotten marriage to my dad. My mom was a source of joy and humor to us kids all the time that she was being torn up inside by the betrayal and abuse that she was regularly subject to. Thank you...
    icDavey icDavey
    61-65, M
    Nov 9, 2014

    Feeling Forgotten....so I Will Count My Blessings.

    I am a beloved child of GOD. I have a wonderful husband that loves & supports me. I have two beautiful children. My husband & i both have a JOB. I have a car that gets me were i need to go. I have a house. I have enough food to eat. I have clothes to were. there are people that...
    beyourself789 beyourself789
    31-35, F
    Jul 4, 2012

    Yes, I Do

    I, like everyone, have problems in my life and things that don't go well. I do not let them rule my life and destroy my happiness. I evaluate how they affect me and search for solutions. I readily admit that I curse the bad in my life. But, more importantly I realize all that...
    lifetolive lifetolive
    56-60, M
    5 Responses Oct 31, 2011

    icD Blessing #1 My wife loves me.

    Whatever else, that is true.
    icDavey icDavey
    61-65, M
    Jun 12, 2014

    1. dirty dishes... food to eat.

    2. dirty clothes... clothes to wear. 3. rent to pay... somewhere to lay our heads. 4. sleepless nights... a child to care for. blessings are everywhere if you just have your eyes open to see them.
    AshleyTn2012 AshleyTn2012
    26-30, F
    Jan 19

    Both literally and figuratively!

    So, I have thought about this for a bit and decided that some might think i'm crazy (and they would be right! lol) but thought I would share just the same. A lot of my friends know that I have suffered with seizures for the past 3 years but its also been a blessing as well. If...
    wesgirl wesgirl
    41-45, F
    1 Response Jul 3, 2014

    even though i have no real friends

    and no-one to talk to. i count my blessings everyday. i need a solution for a bad marriage but i sure know that I'm blessed everyday and that keeps me going strong.
    friendz22 friendz22
    36-40, F
    Jan 18

    every morning when i wake up,

    i hve this sort of urgency in me to check the time.. the first thing that popped in my head is the whereabouts of the Sun.. i wanna see the dark sky on my windows..it means, I'm a step ahead..with a cup of hot latte, I wait for her..it cleans my soul, watching the glimmering dark...
    FaitAccomp1i FaitAccomp1i
    70+, M
    2 Responses May 31, 2015

    I am in a den of hungry lions yet I am not

    afraid I am engulfed in the dark yet I am brave I get pulled in by the tide yet I am able to swim against the current I got hurt by bullies yet I survive the emotional torment I am a rose and I come with thorns I won't ***** you and make you bleed but if you hurt me, I will...
    blossomingbeauti blossomingbeauti
    36-40, F
    Oct 9, 2014

    Life is too short to be mad

    and hateful. Enjoy your blessings and embrace the good and bad times. Lead a good happy life and the rest will follow... #inlove :)
    l1skub4n l1skub4n
    26-30, F
    Aug 4, 2015

    I Count My Blessings And I Have Many

    As I type this out I am warm in cosy in my home.I have a roof over my head and food in my stomach.My bills are all paid up and my car is running and legal to run.  I can connect with loving friends through my laptop and my phone.All my necessities to live and survive are taken...
    snowberry75 snowberry75
    36-40, F
    3 Responses Nov 2, 2011

    Thank you Lord for the new day

    and new life.! Amen...
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    1 Response Nov 22, 2014
    icDavey icDavey
    61-65, M
    Jun 12, 2014

    I live an acceptably comfortable material life

    (not sure my wife would agree) and I didn't have to sell my soul to do it.
    icDavey icDavey
    61-65, M
    Jun 24, 2014

    Regrets of The Dying by Bronnie Ware For many

    years I worked in palliative care. My patients were those who had gone home to die. Some incredibly special times were shared. I was with them for the last three to twelve weeks of their lives. People grow a lot when they are faced with their own mortality. I learnt never to...
    Hugmybear Hugmybear
    46-50, F
    Mar 29, 2015

    Although depression plagues my heart I am still

    thankful to God for letting me see my grandmother In heaven, for the fact that I am actually writing music that I actually like both lyrically and musically and that is true to what I feel for how. It's a blessing to make something so nice that you know is yours. It's also nice...
    XxRazorbladeRomancexX XxRazorbladeRomancexX
    22-25, M
    Feb 15

    May you always have walls

    for the winds, a roof for the rain, tea beside the fire, laughter to cheer you, those you love near you, and all your heart might desire. Irish-Blessing
    jml2000 jml2000
    61-65, M
    1 Response Apr 23, 2014

    icD Blessing #5 - My wife is not a clothes

    horse (or a shoe horse or a make-up wench or a credit card maniac of any kind)
    icDavey icDavey
    61-65, M
    1 Response Jun 21, 2014

    I Am Blessed

    I am healthy, I have lovely beautiful smart healthy daughter, I have friends and family who love me back, I have a job that pays the bills, ............ I am blessed
    LordVoldemort LordVoldemort
    36-40, F
    12 Responses Oct 10, 2010

    icD Blessing #8 - Pennsylvania State Employees

    Credit Union - even though I live in Iowa, PSECU is my primary financial institution. For Checking, Savings, Auto Loans and my 10% fixed rate Visa card, I am eternally grateful for their superior service, spectacular rates and amazing dividend returns to the members. I won't...
    icDavey icDavey
    61-65, M
    Jul 11, 2014

    I had another test today I passed at first then

    got nauseous right away I am far away from the men who abused me and did me wrong So why is my subconscious still haunted by their song? I was forced and they gave fake remorse They held me in place and laughed in my face Maybe I need to get this song sung in order for this...
    loveismyfriend loveismyfriend
    36-40, F
    1 Response Mar 18, 2015

    Please Share Them As Well!

    I found this group today because I wanted to share a story.  I was honestly stunned that with all the members, all the groups, and all the experiences on EP that two, count them, TWO people say this.  Two just barely qualifies as group.  I think it's safe to...
    Myonis108 Myonis108
    56-60, F
    10 Responses Nov 20, 2008

    I count my blessings I spent 33 years living

    undiagnosed with a severe food allergy and miraculously not had a near death experience till now. The medical treatment to determining the allergies has been a total joke (I mean 33 years here and not one medic thought it is this food allergy!) but I count my blessings that I...
    weezeey weezeey
    31-35, F
    1 Response Nov 9, 2014

    I can see and look. I can hear

    and listen. I can watch and observe. I can be dull but I choose to glisten. I can fall and I can get back up. I can smile and I can frown. I can talk and sing. I can be serious and I can clown around. I can see black and I can see white. I can see dark in the midst of light...
    blossomingbeauti blossomingbeauti
    36-40, F
    1 Response Aug 16, 2014

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