Count your blessings…

Here it is- (I’m sorry- I tried)

The moment of realisation

That we didn’t make it big.

 

But on a day like today, I count my blessings,

It is good to be alive and thrive inside

in spite of the complexities of life.

 

Why worry? Why ruminate

On what could have been,

When we can celebrate the beauty and the bounty of all that we behold.

 

With fragile threads we weave our stories

Try to fasten our futures on to what we hold dear

We take so much for granted, and we often fear

 

The void, the loss, the loneliness, the finite ending.

We should instead let our spirits soar and hold this beautiful moment

In our memory for eternity.

 

© Alison Jean Hankinson

I wanted to use this for OLN at d’Verse as it is something I need to remind myself about. The sunset tonight was simply magnificent and no matter how complex and difficult life is there is still much to be thankful for. Perhaps this year that is what I shall have as my resolution “Let our spirits soar.”

Author: alisonhankinson

I am a school teacher and a mum and a red cosmic skywalker, and sometimes a netball coach...but beneath it all I am a writer...

22 thoughts on “Count your blessings…”

  1. Life is full of blessings! Sometimes It is tempting to just give in to the despair the world has but I choose to embrace the beauty in the world.
    Your words are part of that beauty! Thank you for sharing this!

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  2. Without the fragility, without the suffering there is no backdrop against which we can marvel at the simple wonders of the world. I watched a stunning movie last night called Walk with me, which is about Thich Nhat Hanh the Vietnamese monk. In it he suggest suffering is the compost through which we grow our enlightenment. Well worth a watch.
    http://walkwithmefilm.com/

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      1. I was really poorly in 2011 with Rheumatoid arthritis, UC and other autoimmune diseases and I was fortunate to be a guinea-pig for a mindfulness course (MBSR) at our local hospital who were trialling it- it enabled me to deal with pain and get back on my feet and gave me a new outlook on life. Something I will always be thankful for.
        I wrote about it the other month-
        https://aspoonfulofsugar337.com/2017/06/24/5-things-i-learned-from-practising-mindfulness/
        Much love to you. XX

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  3. ‘Why ruminate on what could have been’.. sigh.. this is beautifully wise!❤️ The world would be a much happier place if we learned to count our blessings and let go of hatred and insignificant things.

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