Friday, January 04, 2008

How To Count Your Blessings

One of the things that I sense the Lord tell me time and time again is "count your blessings - not your worries!"

In Dale Carnegie's best seller, 'How to Stop Worrying and Start Living", he talked about an experience of seeing a man who had no legs. This man was sitting on a platform with wheels from roller skates. He greeted Carnegie, "Good morning, sir. It is a fine morning, isn't it?" he said with spirit. As Carnegie stood looking at him, he realized how rich he was. He had two legs. He could walk. He felt ashamed of his self-pity. He said to himself if he could be happy, cheerful, and confident without legs.

Since then, he had the following words pasted on his bathroom mirror, and he read them every morning as he shaves:

I had the blues because I had no shoes,
Until upon the street, I met a man who had no feet.

Why don't you stop right now and ask yourself: "What in the world am I worrying about?" You will probably find that it is comparatively unimportant and insignifant. I believe that the habit of looking on the best side of every event is worth more than a thousand pounds a year.

Count your blessings, not your worries! :) God Bless!


audrey` said...

Dearest Kitty (((HUGS))) Happy New Year!!! =)

The story is so touching...

Please take care.

Kitty Cheng said...

Dearest Audrey! (((HUGS))) Happy New Year!!! =)

Yes it's a touching story, one that reminds us to always count our blessings and give thanks! God is good!

Thanks! You take care too dear sis!