I have some amazing friends. One of those friends periodically listens to me (usually via email) as I try yet again to make meaning out of this thing we call life. Sometimes it can be so confusing! This week as he read what amounts to the same song, 49th verse of “why can’t I be perfecter?” he responded by asking me a question that has kept me pondering the rest of the week. Basically he asked, “When you count your blessings do you include yourself?”

Now if that doesn’t stop you in your tracks, I don’t know what will! or maybe it’s just me. But I doubt it. I am thankful for my life and breath and health and movement… but am I thankful for me? I think I am, but with a caveat or two. I am thankful for who I am becoming. But am I thankful, do I count myself a blessing, just for being who I already am?

How will my life change when I begin to consider myself a blessing to myself? And will my relationship with God change when I thank him for me? I know that nothing will change on his end of things as he is unchangeable, but practically everything could change for me.

Peace, Love and Gratitude,


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