Blessings Hemmed in Praise

July 16, 2014 at 8:59 PM

Blessings hemmed with praise will not unravel.

--Anonymous

How many times a day do we count our blessings? How many times a day do we count our sins, our faults, our shortcomings, our financial woes, and other areas where we are lacking? How many times during the month do we incant “I’m broke,” “I don’t feel well,” “so-and-so hurt me,” and “it’s too hard”? Do we take responsibility for these incantations? Not always.

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If we have housing, food, and at least one friend, we are rich. My grandmother use to say, “eat all of your food, because people in Africa are starving.” I instantly knew that that phrase meant that we ought to be thankful for what we have. However, there were many times when I resented my grandmother for saying that, because I had no idea what people in Africa were going through. Having lived in America all my life, I’m sure I do not begin to understand the poverty and anguish that most people around the world are experiencing. While we are incanting our problems, people are dying because of lack of clean water, too little food, no place to live, and war. I will ask you again. How many times a day will you count your blessings?

Today, I thank and praise God for my blessings.

Quinita Edmonia Good is a Detroit-based writer, writing coach, and editorial consultant. She writes about spirituality and the Christian religion, as well as topics pertaining to health and wellness.

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