09 March 2010

RAW::Count Your Blessings

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"Count your blessings. Once you realize how valuable you are and how much you have going for you, the smiles will return, the sun will break out, the music will play, and you will finally be able to move forward with the life that God intended for you."

Og Mandino

I was cleaning out my glutted inbox at work today. {I tend to keep everything...it is like that with paper, and bits of odd stuff, and memorabilia as well as emails as my IT guy will attest...I am the Clutter Queen.} I get daily quotes from various places, and I came across this one.

It made me think of you.

You, dear reader, who pops in from time to time to check in and see what I am up to.
You who seeks to be inspired and to inspire with your incredibly thought-provoking comments.
You who shares the same passions and joys.

One of my words for this year is UP. This quote, this Random Act of Wisdom, speaks to me today of remembering UP. I have a tendency to look down. {Truth be told, that is where you find some interesting things...like the brass button on the stairway, the rusty metal shim on the street corner, the wayward downy feather...} But I sometimes have a tendency to look down on myself. This quote reminds me of all that I have and where I am going, traveling the road that God intended me to be on. There is a purpose to each step I take, and I need to remember to enjoy that journey.

And today, that blessing starts with you.

"There are glimpses of heaven to us in every act, or thought, or word, that raises us above ourselves."
~Arthur P. Stanley

What blessings has God given you? Think outside of the obvious...
When people look at you, what is it that they say that you have got going for you?
People usually use the phrase "add value" to describe corporate goals, but we are all in this world together...how do you add value to our world?
Do tell!

Enjoy the day!


Silver Parrot said...

First off - whenever I see the initials RAW, all I can think is "right angle weave." Can you tell I started out as a bead weaver? LOL! Your friendship is definitely one of my blessings! The necklace (gorgeous!) arrived yesterday along with your sweet note! Thank you so much for the many ways you brighten my day!

Janet said...

You always have such loveliness and richness on your blog! Your family I think are very Blessed to have a deep thoughtful and wonderfully kind Mother!!

Jenners said...

I love that little buddha guy! He looks so happy!

hint said...

You got me to look UP! Thank you for this inspiration today, Erin. Now off to investigate that beautiful cobweb in the corner :)

Stacey said...

It's funny how when we start to count our blessings they seem to multiply. What a cool gift that is. A routine I need to make part of EVERY. SINGLE. DAY.
Hope you are well Erin!


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