Member of the Ville Platte Ministerial Alliance
Helen Keller was blind and deaf from her earliest years and experienced life in a dark and small way at times. Yet, she said this, “I have often thought it would be a blessing if each human being were stricken blind and deaf for a few days at some time early in adult life. The darkness would make him more appreciative of sight; silence would teach him the joys of sound.” You see, she realized many of us take for granted the little things the Lord has provided for us, and boy, don’t we like to complain. We labor on the negatives in our lives, completely ignoring the positives.
We have so much to be thankful for in our lives, but the fact is thankfulness doesn’t always come naturally for us. We don’t count our blessings, we gripe and complain about what we want and don’t have. It was the dock worker-turned-philospher Eric Hoffer who put it this way, “The hardest arithmetic to master is that which enables us to count our blessings.”
It’s time we start doing what the old song says, “Count your many blessings, count them one by one; count your many blessings see what God has done.”