My husband and I recently went to see a special interactive movie of the classic “White Christmas”, one of our favorite songs from the movie is Bing Crosby and Rosemary Clooney singing “Count Your Blessings”.
The first lines go like this:
When I’m worried and i can’t sleep
i count my blessings instead of sheep and i fall asleep counting my blessings
when my bankroll is getting small i think of when i had none at all
and i fall asleep counting my blessings.
Beautiful song and SO much truth to it. There have been studies done that prove counting your blessings truly makes you a happier person. We could focus all day and night on the burdens and the things that are wrong in the world but truly realizing all you have been blessed with helps us to become more content and more joyful.
This holiday season challenge yourself to try it, instead of counting sheep-count blessings. Don’t forget the little things, such as the beautiful snow fall, children’s laughter down the hall, or that phone call that came today you desperately needed. There are blessings all around us if we just look for them.
My children and I keep gratitude journals, we have to write down three things each day we are thankful for. They are great to read together and bring out to share at special times such as Thanksgiving dinner or with special guests.
With the pressure to buy more, do more and eat more during the holiday season, this year Mercy is asking folks to simply take a moment to count blessings. It’s as easy as logging on to www.OurBlessingsCount.com and adding your blessings to the tally. Go ahead and start adding your list, you will be amazed how much joy it will bring you!
Mercy recognizes the stress we put on ourselves and our families over the holidays. They want to remind us that ‘Our greatest blessing is to see others blessed.’ One way we can do this is to pause, list our blessings, and share them with others. Let’s count our blessings together at www.ourblessingscount.com.
This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Mercy. The opinions and text are all mine.