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#210744 - 01/27/11 10:17 PM Blessings from A-Z
Dotsie Offline

Registered: 07/09/08
Posts: 23647
Loc: Maryland
After reading Dee's uplifting post for a Happy Thursday, I wnated to share something I learned while reading the book Lit.

A good practice for counting blessings is to begin with the letter A and find something to be thankful for beginning with that letter, then work your way through the alphabet. I have a horrendous cold and haven't been sleeping well. I did this when I awakened the other night and fell asleep when I got to the letter Y.

Hope this helps someone.
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#210749 - 01/27/11 10:46 PM Re: Blessings from A-Z [Re: Dotsie]
Eagle Heart Offline

Registered: 03/22/05
Posts: 4875
Loc: Canada
Oh I love this, Dotsie!! And will adopt it immediately! What a great way to step through so many patches of periods of 'limbo', or insomnia, or even sitting in waiting rooms or store line-ups! Thank you so much for sharing...very excited about this one! For years I've done something similar, usually while doing drudge jobs (like washing lots of dishes). I'd start praying for people, starting at A and working through the alphabet. I still do that at night when I can't sleep. But this counting of blessings seems like it will do amazing things for the soul and mental well-being!
When you don't like a thing, change it.
If you can't change it, change the way you think about it.

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#210847 - 02/03/11 01:22 PM Re: Blessings from A-Z [Re: Eagle Heart]
Songbird Offline

Registered: 06/03/04
Posts: 2830
Loc: Massachusetts, USA
Well, well, I certainly agree that this is a wonderful way to list and become aware of all the wonderful blessings we are bestowed with, Dotsie.

Writing our blessings down helps us realize how fortunate we truly are and helps minimize the possibility of becoming "blue".

This is a very good idea. And an easy one to remember!!
In His love, Songbird

#211406 - 03/05/11 06:36 PM Re: Blessings from A-Z [Re: Songbird]
Sandpiper Offline

Registered: 06/19/05
Posts: 1158
Loc: Kissimmee, Florida
Years ago, I had been keeping a "Thankful" Journal. It always made me feel better at the end of the day to post the things I was thankful for before getting to sleep. I love all the ways you ladies listed to be positive and be blessed. Thanks for sharing.
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#212131 - 04/15/11 01:50 AM Re: Blessings from A-Z [Re: Sandpiper]
chatty lady Offline

Registered: 02/24/04
Posts: 20267
Loc: Nevada
Now when you are old and grey, lol, you can pull out those earlier journals and reread them and you will be shocked at some of the things you made note of I bet.
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#212257 - 04/21/11 06:20 PM Re: Blessings from A-Z [Re: chatty lady]
jabber Offline

Registered: 02/17/05
Posts: 9681
Loc: New York State
I had a friend who could list scripture Biblical references from A to Z. And she did that for 5 1/2 years, while in the nursing home. She and I would go through the list together. Example:
A, "All things work together for good to them that love the Lord." Z, Zion is a hill in Jerusalem.

I love Dotsie's idea of doing this concept with one's blessings!
"Little foxes spoil the vines!"
Joyce Meyer

#212263 - 04/22/11 01:06 PM Re: Blessings from A-Z [Re: jabber]
jabber Offline

Registered: 02/17/05
Posts: 9681
Loc: New York State
Doesn't just thinking about HEAVEN warm the soul!!!

Edited by jabber (04/23/11 01:34 PM)
"Little foxes spoil the vines!"
Joyce Meyer

#212289 - 04/23/11 01:34 PM Re: Blessings from A-Z [Re: jabber]
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Registered: 02/17/05
Posts: 9681
Loc: New York State
I think a Thankful journal is a great idea!
"Little foxes spoil the vines!"
Joyce Meyer

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